Comment 95600

By Selway (registered) | Posted December 06, 2013 at 12:06:25 in reply to Comment 95563

There is a great deal of detail in a neighbourhood-wide plan like this one. The bump-outs and chokers at present are temporary, and consist in pavement markings and knock down bollards, very reflective. The eventual final configuration of these measures will be hardened, mostly with curbs around planting beds, which enhance the streetscape when they are well maintained. But at the beginning the temporary measures have to be very conspicuous, because most driving occurs on auto-pilot. People point their cars down the habitual route and then start thinking about everything except driving. If you make changes in the route, they have to be highly visible, to retrain the driver. And then there are all the infrequent or first time visitors, heading for the waterfront, that have to be guided not only by signage but by measures in the street to take the route that is best for them and for the residents of the neighbourhood.

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