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Hi:

My column on walk/bike issues in Burlington written in December got
published today in the Free Press. Deals with the lack of safety on
Burlington Streets, North Avenue Plan, roundabouts, etc.
http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/opinion/comment-debate/2015/04/14/opinion-bike-lanes-roundabouts-safety/25787161/

Also today, published a second consecutive blog dealing with the safety of
fireflies (those flashers for walk mode found along Pine Street and funded
for North Avenue).  Basic contention: signals do not bring a sizable safety
gain--though some service benefit.  Speed reduction must be the first
concern in order to get safety--generally in the form of a roundabouts,
raised crossing,  median diverter, speed humps, etc. (preferably
roundabouts at the intersection or adjacent intersections in case of a
mid-block crossings).   Contend no fireflies without addressing speed
reduction measures.

Incidentally one proposal for the comprehensive walk/bike plan asserted
current Burlington bike lanes really only enable about 7-8% of the
potential biking population, mostly risk takers, using our busy streets.

        Tony Redington







-- 
*Tony Redington*

*Every Busy Intersection Deserves the Best--a S**afe Roundabout*
TonyRVT.blogspot.com







-- 
*Tony Redington*

*Every Busy Intersection Deserves the Best--a S**afe Roundabout*
TonyRVT.blogspot.com

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