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It turns out that protected bike lanes are fantastic for walking safety, too (USA)

It turns out that protected bike lanes are fantastic for walking safety, too (USA)

November 14, 2014

Michael Andersen, Green Lane Project staff writer


Dearborn Street, Chicago.

Protected bike lanes are good at making it safer to bike. But they are great at making it safer to walk.

As dozens of thought leaders on street safety gather in New York City this morning for the Vision Zero for Cities Symposium, some of them will be discussing this little-known fact: on New York streets that received protected bike lanes from 2007 to 2011, total traffic injury rates – most of which, in New York, injure people walking – fell by 12 to 52 percent.


Source: Making Safer Streets (NYCDOT)

"There had been about one pedestrian fatality per mile for years on those streets," Matthew Roe, the NYC Department of Trasportation's former senior safety planning and research manager, said in an interview this week. "We saw huge, huge reductions."

Why would bike infrastructure be so good for people walking? It comes down mostly to four factors.

1) Protected bike lanes shorten crossing distances


Union Square, New York. (Photo: NYCDOT)

This is probably the most obvious benefit of protected bike lanes to people walking: you don't have to walk across as many lanes of auto traffic when you cross the street.

"Pretty much the most effective thing we can do for pedestrian safety is get rid of mixed-traffic lanes that shouldn't be there either because the streets are overbuilt or that the way they work is different from the way they were designed," said Roe, who now directs the Designing Cities Initiative for the National Association of City Transportation Officials.

The crossing distance problem is closely related to another major safety factor...

2) Protected bike lanes make it easier to know which direction cars are coming from


Broadway, Seattle.

When you're walking, it's not the traffic you expect that hits you – it's the traffic you don't expect.

By reducing the number of mixed traffic lanes, protected bike lane projects effectively break each pedestrian street crossing into manageable stages, all of which include tightly defined vehicle movements.

"Instead of the pedestrians crossing maybe 70 or 80 feet or 90 feet of unspecified undesignated roadway into which the car could be turning from a side street at any point, instead the pedestrian now crosses the bike lane, in which it's very clear where the bikes are coming from," said Roe. "Then they cross three and only three – or sometimes two – lanes of traffic, and they know exactly where that traffic is coming from."

3) Dedicated signal phases prevent turning conflicts with people walking


2nd Avenue, Seattle.

For decades, people have been told not to bike on sidewalks because people using the same street in cars wouldn't be able to see them and might turn directly into them.

"That story was very well known in the world of biking," Roe said. "But it turns out that the same issues were affecting pedestrians too."

Right and left hooks into crosswalks, hitting people who are following walk signals correctly but are hidden from a driver behind a parked car, are frequent causes of walking deaths. But the same traffic signals that give people biking a head start on traffic or a green light of their very own can also be used by people walking, and the same daylighting and mixing zones that make it easier for cars to see bikes while turning have exactly the same effect on increasing the visibility of people walking.

4) Protected bike lanes reduce traffic weaving


Broadway, New York.

Another of the maneouvers that are most fatal to people walking are zip-arounds: people swerving their car from one lane to another to get around a stopped car, only to realize the car had stopped because it was yielding to someone in the crosswalk.

Protected lanes help solve this problem by creating traffic-calming barriers that drivers slow down to avoid and by narrowing or removing the mixed-traffic lanes that are available to cars.

When a street has more auto capacity than it actually needs, Roe said, people start making bad choices.

"You know there's going to be speeding," he said. "You know there's going to be aggressive maneuvers. People will be speeding around each other and double-parking."

But redesigning a street that has an unnecessary mixed-traffic lane into a street with a protected bike lane can have dramatic effects on street safety, Roe said. Once zip-arounds become impossible, people driving simply queue up to wait their turn – and people walking are, once again, the biggest winners.

United States of America , Others

Date: 11/15/2014 10:19:47 AM

By: YASA WEB , peopleforbikes.org
 
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