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So We Are Thinking About Raising Speed Limits...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by DavidMcMillan, Jan 24, 2019.

  1. CHenry

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    We call that Road Diet....yep, skinny them lanes and people slow down. Same is opposite when we add 8' shoulders to a 2 lane highway that is only 24' wide. Once we make it 40', the public response is faster speeds.
     
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    We did a 'pop up project' here recently on one stretch of road between a commuter parking lot and the edge of campus. We went in (with permission) and installed bollards along the length of the road to separate the bike lanes from the travel lanes. The intent was to lower the travel speeds to be closer to the posted limit and make it easier for pedestrians to cross the road in designated places. Both were accomplished.

    The best part was that we placed the bollards on the outside (away from the travel lane) of the white line (i.e. didn't narrow the lane at all). Several of the negative comments said that they didn't like the design because it felt narrow and forced them to slow down...
     
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    They say perception is reality... to the perceiver anyway.
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    He should be kicked in the testicles.
     
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    Don't threaten Clay, Biggs. He'll tear you apart.
     
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    Pretty sure he was sent to the bread line after that blunder LOL
     
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    No, this is "Big"gly we are talking about LOL
     

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