Junctions are where I’ve seen some of the worst examples of British cycle infrastructure, though to be fair to our traffic planners, they appear mostly to avoid the issue by stopping cycle lanes altogether at junctions.
I recommend watching the video at the end of this reblogged post. It shows clearly how several solutions work in practice (I’ve ridden through the Houten system, it was easy) . The final line in the film gets to the real point that road designers in UK miss altogether: it is designed so that a child can use it… So they do, along with everybody else!
One of my most viewed videos is an animation I made in 2011, showing that a common Dutch type of junction design with protected cycle tracks would in principle fit in American streets. To deal with many questions I showed real examples of that particular junction design in a second video. But there were still some unanswered questions that kept coming back and I had therefore planned to make a new follow-up to better explain this type of design. Then Dick van Veen, a Dutch senior city planner and traffic engineer at Mobycon asked me if he could use parts of both my videos for a project earlier this month in Canada. I then decided that the new video had to be made. My own ideas coupled with Dick’s professional expertise led to a new video which he has indeed used in a presentation. I heard it was…
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