Comment 104404

By YHMDesigns (registered) - website | Posted September 10, 2014 at 09:03:23 in reply to Comment 104401

Point taken. Charles, you were addressing a point Ryan had raised.

Yes, road safety has improved significantly over the years and cannot be discounted. However, those figures are averages of averages. You will find some areas or conditions safer than others. Where there is a deficiency, then you work to close the gap.

For instance, I support higher speed limits (i.e. 120 km/h) on the 400-series highways. I have read there is data to support the argument.

However, I believe the general thesis in this discussion is that streets designed as part of the urban grid that have become used as virtual highways cause harm that could be rectified with certain measures. Tailoring traffic flow to suit their original design seems reasonable to me, especially given current and anticipated volumes.

I don't think it's wise to accept the idea that things are "safe enough".

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