20 Sep 2012

Dutch model; giving cycle routes right of way at junctions

"In most countries, the tarmac on the road connects to the tarmac on all the other roads without a gap. If you live on the UK mainland, the tarmac on the road outside your front door is joined to the tarmac outside my front door without a break. It’s quite a feat when you think about it! We’re all connected by roads.

The footpath outside your front door, however, probably only circles the block of buildings in which you live. To get to the next path, you have to cross over part of the uninterrupted network of tarmac which covers the land.

This is so innate, so built-in to our way of thinking, that it goes unquestioned."
Continuous paths across minor junctions | The Alternative Department for Transport

3 comments:

Przemek said...

I'd love to see this in St Albans. This sort of junctions can be seen in Poland as well, but rarely, and on some small roads.

Mike1727 said...

If you Attn't a member of STACC then join up and help make it happen: the more people who help try to make this happen the nearer it becomes!

Mike1727 said...

If you Attn't a member of STACC then join up and help make it happen: the more people who help try to make this happen the nearer it becomes!