[*BCM*] Bike lanes, actually
lfpeters at gis.net
Sun Oct 30 09:45:14 EST 2005
I really agree Moz. Some of us have ridden in a similar bike nirvana, we
just need to show the guys in charge what it looks like.
Boston's newest roads, down at Fan Pier and the Seaport district are
repulsive. I invite members of the list to ride there without a 100 other
bikes, let us know how vulnerable you feel/are. Try to ride on Huntington
too, let us know how to retrofit the street to make a better experience for
the new rider.
So the new roads, which we will be stuck with for oh, say 30 years, is the
direction the Boston landscape is going.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Moz" <list at moz.geek.nz>
To: "Boston Critical Mass" <list at bostoncriticalmass.org>
Sent: Sunday, October 30, 2005 3:31 AM
Subject: Re: [*BCM*] Bike lanes, actually
> Tom Landers said:
>> Part of what makes traffic engineering work is consistent
> So the trick is to build the facility so that it's obvious what it
> does. I've seen various things around the world, but NZ is where I
> have photos of.
> Here's a shared path where it's quite obvious which bit you walk on,
> and which you ride on. They added the pedestrian/bike lane under a
> bridge after community feedback :)
> And here it's also hopefully obvious:
> The boardwalk is necessary for about 100m so they don't kill those
> In Christchurch there's a lot of bike stuff on the road, including
> some bits where they've done wierd stuff to get bikes through the
> direct way. Here's a footpath-cycleway crossing a road (NZ ride on the
> left side of the road)
> The white diamonds are the bike sensor for the traffic light:
> I think it can be done, it just takes a little imagination and a
> willingness to use good ideas from elsewhere.
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