Saturday, June 11, 2016

From Jeff Speck: "A Wonderfully Clear Explanation of How Road Diets Work"

The information below comes from CityLab, use this link to read the entire article; this is the opening paragraph:

A road diet is a great way for cities to reclaim some of the excess street space they’ve dedicated to cars—generally preserving traffic flows while improving safety and expanding mobility to other modes. [emphasis added] But just as food dieters have Atkins, South Beach, vegan, and any number of options, road diets come in many flavors, too. Urban planner and Walkable City author Jeff Speck, in collaboration with graphic artist Spencer Boomhower, takes us on a tour of four types of street diets in a deliciously clear new video series. Here’s a taste: