Safer cycling routes
My suggestion would be to make a significant number of side roads cycling only at certain times of the day to promote safe cycle routes across the city at peak times. e.g. Brynland Avenue could be car free between 7.30am and 9.15 am and 3.30 - 6.30pm? (and maybe 10mph for residents wishing to leave or return for work at that time?). This would mean that main roads would be free for buses and car users who would be at liberty to sit in a traffic jam if they wished and cyclists would be able to get to and from work much more safely. Would require city wide plan to make sure it was structured properly and that safe cycle routes were linked in. This may give space, for example, for a "Cycle to school" route which children could join in with their friends at specific times of day.........
An alterntive may be to make the main roads one way at peak times and leave one lane for cyclists/buses and the other lanes for motorists?
Why the contribution is important
The idea is important because cycling in the city is currently dangerous and there are very few opportunities for proper cycle lanes such as those in Holland with the current infrastructure.
by user920253 on December 19, 2013 at 10:22AM