Comment 116168

By mdrejhon (registered) - website | Posted January 19, 2016 at 23:07:17

A very important first step --

The impetus is on many people to bring it further in a sensible way that meets everybody's needs. Let's even at least be as aggressive as New York City is in finding ways to satisfy cars & bikes, while achieving #VisionZero.

As an example, take a look at this NYCDOT PDF (New York City Department Of Transportation) for their proposed bike improvements to a road in New York City (ironically, called "Amsterdam Avenue").

www.nyc.gov/html/dot/downloads/pdf/2015-11-10-amsterdam-avenue-northbound-bike-route.pdf

And out of convenience, I've made a few page screenshots with commentaries:

Government nod to "Vision Zero", at bottom right corner: Imgur

Look Ma! This New York City road used to have less bike traffic than Hamilton Cannon Ave! Imgur

Sensible common principles, widely known from earlier Vision Zero initiatives over the last 20 years. Imgur

An example of how 1-way road can become nicer for bikes/pedestrians too, done in a way without drivers feeling too inconvenienced. Imgur

More data analysis... Imgur

More common-sense guidelines that worked in other Vision Zero initiatives... Separation is best. But intersections are an unavoidable shared space that needs to be properly managed. Imgur

Real world safety data improvements. Imgur

People,

These are government Vision Zero documents.

For New York City.

For one of their streets that had less bike traffic than Cannon (before 2014).

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