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 ========== VTBIKEPEDPOLICY-L: The Vermont Bicycle and Pedestrian Policy Discussion List Subscription control: http://list.uvm.edu/archives/vtbikepedpolicy-l.html. For help: email [log in to unmask] with the word "help" in the message body.