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Re: [carfree_cities] Re: retrofitting urban residential streets as carfree

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  • J.H. Crawford
    Hi All, Of course, the carfree city provides essentially complete segregation. Joel ... J.H. Crawford . Carfree Cities
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 4, 2009
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      Hi All,

      Of course, the carfree city provides essentially complete
      segregation.

      Joel

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      >
      >That is a good point about left turns. I think one can still segregate even
      >those, however, with staggered traffic signals, i.e. there is a period when
      >only the cyclists can be in the intersection. I think this is already
      >practiced. Another way to create 100% segregation is to lay out a network of
      >cycle paths that are not add-ons to motor roads, and use pedestrian
      >crossings instead of the motor crossings when necessary.
      >I personally think the naked streets / shared space / no segregation,
      >signals or markings idea is an interesting experimental concept but
      >extremely dangerous and requires a high level of evidential proof before
      >adoption, from locality to locality and culture to culture. Cyclists and
      >pedestrians across the world share space with motorised traffic nakedly, and
      >the millions of deaths and tens of millions of maimed tell the terrible
      >story.
      >
      >with good wishes,
      >Aaron





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