[*BCM*] A unified strategy!
turtle at zworg.com
Tue Nov 1 18:20:51 EST 2005
So it sounds like you have two main priorities, car safety and favoring
the "weaker" traveller. Anything else? Or are those your big ones?
Boston Critical Mass <list at bostoncriticalmass.org> wrote:
> I would take a triple approach, addressing the needs
> of beginning, intermediate and advanced riders.
> Examples would be
> improving off-road paths and crossings (in areas where
> crossings are infrequent)
> Creating well-designed bike lanes outside of the door
> zone, also designed to induce traffic-calming.
> Educating drivers about bikers right to the road,
> following distance, and other key safety things.
> In my philosophy, the weaker party in conflict is the
> one who needs help, so yes I emphasize disabled
> people, then pedestrians, then bicycles, then cars.
> Along side of that strategy improving mass transit and
> addressing environmental racism in MBTA planning.
> That's the brief. I support livable streets.
> --- turtle <turtle at zworg.com> wrote:
> > Can you give YOUR priorities, Pete? I'd like to
> > reserve comment until
> > everyone has shared their own interests. Only then
> > can we start
> > looking for solutions. So what're the most
> > important things for you?
> > Safety? Convenience? Accessability? Equality?
> > Favoring one mode
> > over others? Speed? Others?
> > -Turtle
> > Boston Critical Mass <list at bostoncriticalmass.org>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > My turn, sorry for the double email... just
> > thought I
> > > should add to this part.
> > >
> > > Some of Turtles priorities from another email with
> > > some criticism, hoepfull constructive.
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