Comment 103015

By KevinLove (registered) | Posted July 05, 2014 at 18:14:50 in reply to Comment 103014

Here is a really good video explaining how New York City used parking protected cycle lanes. Notice the Dutch-style buffer zone protecting cyclists from the car's door zone.

I must add that although this treatment is a giant step forward from what we have in Hamilton, it is still second-class by Dutch standards. The Dutch discourage car parking next to cycle traffic in the first place for two reasons:

  1. Although conflict is lessened, it is not eliminated.
  2. Allowing on-street car parking has the effect of making car driving easier and more convenient. This violates the principle of ensuring that walking, cycling or public transit is the fastest, easiest and most convenient way of travelling from A to B.

Comment edited by KevinLove on 2014-07-05 18:35:17

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