Monday, May 11, 2015

If your city is up to capacity on traffic flows what can you do?

If your city street is packed with cars like image (1) you might think that the 'disused' cycle path might be a waste of space. 
But you would be wrong - As figure 2 shows the actual density of a 4 lanes of bumper to bumper traffic is quite low. Figure 3 shows what this look likes as a bus, but for this blog figure 4 looks 'quite' but infact it's the same capcacity ( number of people ) is the traffic jam in figure 1. So which would you prefer to be in ?

(Photo credit: Phil Sheffield, Tampa Tribune ) 

Monday, May 4, 2015

Cycling news in Brisbane — Briscycle

If you want to add a big cycle lane for a packed city think about the water. 
This aquatic water way in Brisbane  isn't elevated but it is a seperate. I think it's pretty cool and a good example of what can be done. Personally it would be better covered/shelterd. It would be good to have narrow lanes in London's quite canals. 


Cycling news in Brisbane — Briscycle