Comment 87748

By Kevin Love (anonymous) | Posted April 09, 2013 at 02:56:15 in reply to Comment 87715

I would not call this a "perfect" complete street. It has three major problems:

1) The transit stop is on the wrong side of the cycle lane, creating a conflict with transit users. Here is a video showing how to locate transit stops properly.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=h96Y--QzjzI

2) The cycle lane is not protected, preventing most people from using it.

Here is a video of a roadway of about the same width, but with protected cycle lanes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAL4yr927e4&feature=player_embedded

3) Although not shown in this photo, this street does not have protected intersections. The MTO reports that in Ontario 63% of motor vehicle collision injuries occur at intersections. Here is a video of how to properly handle intersections:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlApbxLz6pA


This video shows several examples of streets with lots of people showing how this works:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_865351&feature=iv&src_vid=FlApbxLz6pA&v=5HDN9fUlqU8

Intersections are of such vital importance for pedestrian and cyclist safety that without protected intersections it is really impossible to call a street a complete street.

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