[Bikies] WSJ: Busy roads, bicyclists make for uneasy mix at Cottage Grove school

2008-10-28 Thread matt
http://www.madison.com/wsj/mad/top/311475

Interesting article.  A lot of this highlights the widespread problem of
bicycle/ped facilities being considered/implemented after everything
else in a school/neighborhood design is in place.  I am also a little
concerned with how school staff overemphasize that students need to use
paths.


My choice quote:

I think our problem will be solved with the bike path planned for the
area. However, that won't be completed until more homes are built, she
said.

Isn't it odd that roads-aplenty are built before homes go in, but there
seems to be a disinclination to adhere to a similar policy for bike
paths.

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Re: [Bikies] WSJ: Busy roads, bicyclists make for uneasy mix at Cottage Grove school

2008-10-28 Thread Scott Ellington
Note also the conspicuous absence of any suggestion that the hazard  
to bicyclists might be reduced by changing driver behavior.


... many drivers tend to go faster because they're used to it being  
largely a rural road


Excuse me?  Anyone who drives in the Madison area knows that nearly  
all drivers greatly exceed posted speed limits EVERYWHERE.



Scott Ellington
Madison, Wisconsin
USA



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