They also change the turning radius of vehicles, which helps to slow the speed at which they can take a corner.That's part of the 2nd Street project for better pedestrian crossings and dedicated cycling lanes from Elbow to the 12 Ave. The idea is they reduce the crossing distance for pedestrians (less time in the road to be hit) and make them more visible around parked vehicles (more likely to be seen). https://www.calgary.ca/transportati...ements/2nd-st-sw-complete-street-project.html
The specific infrastructure is a "bump-out" or curb extension and is a well documented tool to improve safety and traffic calming.
2nd Street was already scheduled for repavement due to the condition of the roadway. Plenty of surface cracking, patches from utility work, drainage issues etc.I walk this road almost every day, of course pedestrian safety is crucial. I don’t have a car. But, It’s a relatively low volume low speed road that was in decent shape prior. I don’t think it’s effective to redo the entire street to add these.When this road and others in need of maintenance, I’m all for implementing these. Just being cognizant of a 200m deficit.
5th Street south of 17th Ave is one of the best examples of where there is a clear pedestrian infrastructure/public realm gap that I often rant about.i thought they may have been reverting it to one way north, a good idea imo.
love to see the city do something with 5th st. no bike path, sidewalks are a joke. seems the options would be one lane one way or expropriate frontage of properties along the road. doubt eliminating parking would go down well.
I think part of the problem was the funding was there, and then a recession hit and things got jiggled around. I believe funding is secured again and hopefully things start to move forward, the flood mitigation work may be tied into it too.Can anyone tell me about the Bow to Bluff park? I know its been on the table for a while but is there a reason there hasn't been any movement? It seems like flyover park in bridgeland is a pretty comparable project and is already well underway