Tag Archives: Traffic Lights

Active travel as a checkbox

Infrastructure where pedestrian and cycling movements have been designed into the system are easy to forget, as they just naturally fit into the journey and require no thought to use so attract no attention. Then you have roads where motor traffic has been the only focus of the design and all other modes are left with whatever can fit around the fringes added just to meet a checkbox on a list, today is a look at one of these second examples. Continue reading Active travel as a checkbox

Flinders St Station fronts History

Of course the memories are in photo form to fit the blog and actually of the more interesting St Kilda Road which is the focus of the station and public transport in Melbourne. With recent mutterings of possible changes to the area it pays to look back at what has been and the slow evolution of the space. Continue reading Flinders St Station fronts History

cars, pedestrians, bicycles, all mingling in street

Pedestrian Crossings another win for Motorised Transport

A good question from the crowd is always worth investigation and one that didn’t have an answer immediately to hand was: how much is traffic slowed by a pedestrian crossing? So here is a quick set of numbers for an example crossing comparing the typical treatments to each other. Continue reading Pedestrian Crossings another win for Motorised Transport

bicycle rider waiting at advanced stop line

Paint is Ineffective

A concerning amount of the bicycle “infrastructure” in Melbourne is simply paint, often put down in a snide manner without any utility at all (or as there actually deprioritising bicycles). Bicycle storage areas (advance stopping lines) can be a cheap way to prioritise bicycles at signalised intersections or provide additional safety but here in Melbourne they rarely do either. Continue reading Paint is Ineffective