Social spaces for road users

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Social spaces for road users

Postby Aushiker » Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:46 am

Cycling gets another mention in the West Australian yesterday with an article by Kent Acott. The hardcopy's main photo had Jeremey Murray of Bicycling WA fame tagged as a "transport guru." Does this mean Bicycling WA is actually going to start working for commuting cyclists? :wink:

Leading New York transport advocate Paul Steely White says they will also be social places where all road users - including pedestrians and cyclists - move around easily and safely.

There will be more pedestrian plazas, play streets, bike and bus lanes, 30km/h speed zones, street vendors, pedestrian lighting, trees and gardens.

As a result, Mr White says, there will be fewer injured road users and more profitable shops.

Mr White, who spoke at an RAC breakfast forum in Perth yesterday, said the "complete street" of the future was taking shape in several US cities, including New York, Chicago and San Francisco.

Balance at the West Australian online.


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Re: Social spaces for road users

Postby Red Rider » Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:01 pm

Does this essentially mean there will be less space for cars/reclaiming lanes? Are there any examples of this from NY?
It's good to see RAC (I assume) organising this event, it's a positive sign that the message is getting out there that there is another way to designing better road space.

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