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





 

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Tony Redington

Every Busy Intersection Deserves the Best--a Safe Roundabout  







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Tony Redington

Every Busy Intersection Deserves the Best--a Safe Roundabout  




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