Thursday, November 06, 2014

They're called refuge islands

I am always interested in new ways to get people to where they're going and a hot topic right now is how we deal with bikes.

The utopia cities are searching for is an infrastructure design that makes efficient use of road space while making a safe environment for pedestrians and cyclists.

Cyclists don't belong on sidewalks, but they don't belong on roads mixed with cars and trucks either. This proposal for the George Mason University 2014 Cameron Rian Hays Outside the Box Competition presents a vision for a safe, clear intersection design that improves conditions for all users. Proper design of refuge islands, crossing position and signal timing can create a safe intersection that people of all ages and abilities would feel safe in.

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