Comment 68940

By seancb (registered) - website | Posted September 02, 2011 at 07:39:50 in reply to Comment 68813

If you don't believe the math then you can try it for yourself empirically: Catch a yellow on main, then settle in at 70km and count how many lights you can go through and how long you can drive 70 before you catch up with the front of the pack. It's in the neighbourhood of 8-12 lights depending on where you do it.

Timing the lights at 50 km/hr only forces the front of the green wave to go 50. The further back you are the faster you can go.

To say that people don't (or won't) go too fast even when the opportunity is presented is totally naive.

IF the lights are going to be timed, they should be timed for average cycling speed instead. - this would solve two problems: 1. livability along main and 2. creating a main street that's more bike friendly.

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