Complete streets: It’s about more than just bike lanes

Another great video from Clarence Eckerson Jr at Streetfilms, with a number of significant learning points. I particularly love the fact that even in NYC they want to plant trees and flowers and plants to beautify the streets! This is to be the subject of an upcoming post, but the opportunity to ‘gardenise’ our towns and cities is, I believe, a key potential by-product of prioritising cycling. Read the rest of the accompanying article here.

Over the last four years, New York City has seen a transportation renaissance on its streets, striking a better balance by providing more space for walking, biking, and transit.

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2 Responses to Complete streets: It’s about more than just bike lanes

  1. James Barker says:

    Wouldn’t planting trees in the pedestrian islands make it harder for drivers to see people?

    • Andy King says:

      Agreed. However I’m not suggesting planting in pedestrian islands but in spaces created by changing the street layouts, in the way demonstrated in the video.

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