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i've never seen a pedestrian bulb-out that has had any positive effects for cyclists/cycling. in fact, it always makes cycling not only feel more dangerous, but actually become more dangerous. i know it's popular to support the 'motor traffic + pedestrians' scenario (See Clarendon, Ballston, etc.) at the expense of the 'cycling' scenario, but that doesn't mean we have to believe everything we're told. Simply put, pedestrian bulb-outs, like medians, are very very bad for cyclists and cycling.

That said, I'm with the general plan, with one change -- flip the permanent car parking out away from the curb, and put the cycletrack next to the curb. And, of course, don't build any ridiculous bulb-outs -- the parking buffer will serve the same effect.

by Peter Smith on Jun 11, 2010 5:12 pm • linkreport

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