Comment 94483

By mikeonthemountain (registered) | Posted November 07, 2013 at 12:09:51 in reply to Comment 94448

Right now I'm in Nottingham UK, and making observations :)

Proper ring road around the city. Many roads have dedicated bus lanes, even if narrow - each direction one bus lane and one car lane. Cyclists and disability taxis are allowed to use the bus lanes. There is definitely rush hour congestion. But you can take the tram, train, or bus, all with excellent service (I got here from Manchester airport via public transit)

Speed cushions (previous I said speedbumps) are on virtually all inner neighborhood side streets. No stop signs, all yield signs - but it is very safe because you couldn't speed down a side street if you wanted to. No speed bumps at all on any main or secondary roads. Ambulances are flying around - presumably they use main roads to the closest side street.

We need to think through where we put them, but high risk crossings like Charlton and Wentworth are well suited for raised crossings (the fire truck or ambulance is slowing down for the railway tracks anyway!)

Comment edited by mikeonthemountain on 2013-11-07 12:44:17

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