Do motorways help make cycling safer?Posted: December 13, 2016 Filed under: Uncategorized 1 Comment
Segregating bicycles from vehicles is universally recognised as a key safety practice; one way it’s achieved in the Netherlands is by pushing through traffic on to motorways
Do motorways help make cycling safer?
From my own experience drivers feel a certain right to the road and their speed until you get them below 30. Whatever this high speed imperative is that our society and the economy seems to insist upon, we can’t put vulnerable road users into the same space without the lower speed limit, and that is just what NL has done.
Driving in Melbourne traffic yesterday I despaired that all traffic could ever be slowed down but the Dutch compromise appears to work. Leave the motorways free but slow populated area traffic right down.