Comment 57861

By SpaceMonkey (registered) | Posted January 24, 2011 at 21:42:03

I agree completely Joey, about needing to consider the higher traffic in the central core. In the past I've said the same thing, and most of the people here dismissed the idea.

My overall point is that one way vs two way should not be blamed for causing accidents. It is continually cited on RTH that one way streets are more dangerous to pedestrians. Ryan loves to quote a particular study.

I think you've done a great job in compiling the data. I'm thankful for the work you've done.

The data makes it obvious that one way streets are no more dangerous than two way and that pedestrian and vehicular traffic on certain roads will make it more likely for accidents to occur in some places rather than others. Hopefully this will put an end to the ridiculous statements of 'fact' that one type of road (1 way vs 2 way) is definitively safer than the other.

What is interesting, however, is that there are more rural accidents than urban ones which sort of throws a wrench into our mutual thought that pedestrian/vehicular traffic is a factor to be considered.

Comment edited by SpaceMonkey on 2011-01-24 22:06:46

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