Making Cities Safer, More Efficient
by Michael Graham Richard, Ottawa, Canada
Sometimes, less is more. Removing lanes from certain roads can - counter-intuitively - help traffic flow more smoothly while making the street safer for cyclists and pedestrians. It can also encourage more people to explore the neighborhood and be beneficial for local businesses.
Even drivers can benefit:
"Less speeding improves safety for motorists and passengers, and providing left-turn pockets allows through traffic to proceed without shifting lanes or waiting behind turning vehicles."
Via our friend Clarence at Streetfilms.
See also: 700+ Cyclists Ride to Support the Prospect Park West Bike Lane in Brooklyn (Video)