Comment 76274

By lakeside (registered) | Posted April 27, 2012 at 00:15:59

I could be missing something here but as much as this scheme improves turning safety for right-turning cyclists it seems to introduce a new complication for those who are simply continuing straight through the intersection.

I should probably know better than to question the Dutch on this kind of thing but it seems as though THROUGH cyclists would have to either take a more serpentine course or leave the bike lane and join the motorized traffic stream.

The new curb seems to be placed in the path of straight-ahead bicycle traffic. It almost seems like the _bicycle_ traffic is being calmed. I`d be concerned that motorists might actually take that more highly structured (and actually larger radius) corner faster, and perhaps with less care (since everything seems to have been worked out).

This plan is almost anti-Woonerf in that way.

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