Comment 87748

By Kevin Love (anonymous) | Posted April 09, 2013 at 02:56:15 in reply to Comment 87715

I would not call this a "perfect" complete street. It has three major problems:

1) The transit stop is on the wrong side of the cycle lane, creating a conflict with transit users. Here is a video showing how to locate transit stops properly.

2) The cycle lane is not protected, preventing most people from using it.

Here is a video of a roadway of about the same width, but with protected cycle lanes.

3) Although not shown in this photo, this street does not have protected intersections. The MTO reports that in Ontario 63% of motor vehicle collision injuries occur at intersections. Here is a video of how to properly handle intersections:

This video shows several examples of streets with lots of people showing how this works:

Intersections are of such vital importance for pedestrian and cyclist safety that without protected intersections it is really impossible to call a street a complete street.

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