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Making streets work for people

Postby il padrone » Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:43 pm

New York has been undergoing some life-changing experiences as a city. Reduce the lanes on Prospect Park West and traffic speeds go down, pedestrians and cyclists all feel safer, residents have a much calmer environment; speeding has dropped yet driving times are virtually unchanged; the 9th Avenue redesign has cut pedestrian, bike and automobile injuries by 20%; narrowing lanes and redesigning 1st & 2nd Avenues has reduced bus times by 20%; NYC residents favour the bike lanes 56% to 39% (no surprise there)




Nice to see that NYC has similar shockjocks to us, with their rabid audience (Steve Cuozzo seems to be their version of Andrew Bolt). Yet the vast bulk of drivers are not complaining to authorities, and instead are coping with a change.
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Re: Making streets work for people

Postby Red Rider » Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:46 am

With the world's great cities of London and NY giving the streets back to everyone, not just the domain of the motor vehicle, it's a great advertisement for better urban planning around the world. Very heartening to see the results.
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Re: Making streets work for people

Postby human909 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:13 am

Red Rider wrote:With the world's great cities of London and NY giving the streets back to everyone, not just the domain of the motor vehicle, it's a great advertisement for better urban planning around the world. Very heartening to see the results.


Melbourne is joining the trend too.
http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/AboutCo ... 012-16.pdf

While I would argue that many of their infrastructure solutions are still a long way from best practice, it still is a big step forward.
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