Narrow roads often work better than wide ones

  • "Designing wider roads means more time for pedestrians to cross, which in turn means more wait times for cars.

  • Designing more wait times for pedestrians means most cars will go 45 mph on major thoroughfares and stop for 2 minutes instead of going along at 30 mph with less stopping time.

  • In scenarios with narrower streets engineers can actually increase car capacity because there is less time for pedestrians to cross the street.

  • Mid-block crossings are safer for pedestrians because there is 
    traffic coming from 2 directions instead of 4 at intersections."

    Interesting article makes the points above.

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