Thursday, October 6, 2016

How many mobility modes fit comfortably
in a 70' wide city street?

Look what 2 - 10' travel lanes gets you. — 24' of public space for citizens of all ages and mobility abilities. 18.5' of protected bike lanes, and on-street parking. This is a city street where people want to gather, to live, to stroll and to shop. Wallace Street to the west also lends itself to this kind of street design. This is also a safe street because it is shared more equally with all the citizens who use it and pay for it. Most of this can be done for very little cost, with paint and planters. There is a clearly established relationship between travel lane width and vehicle speeds. On wider lanes cars travel faster regardless of posted maximums.
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