Monday, March 12, 2007

Design for Cyclist Priority

These clips were shot on Wachmannstrasse in Bremen, and show some of the details that go to make up the cycle ride shot from the bike later.

The route has reduced car use on the road to the extent that much of the cycle path is onroad, but safe even for families.

Motorist behaviour is crucial in enabling cyclist priority where the two cross. Note the car allowing the cyclist to go first in the second clip, and compare this behaviour with cars at pinching points in Darlington.

At complex crossings, cyclist priority is considered to the extent that even fast cyclists can keep up speed.

Cars are encouraged to jump ahead of cyclists in our culture. It's time for change!

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