Tag Archives: Traffic Lights

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