Better bike route maps key to creating cycling-friendly cities

Traditional bike maps only show where lanes begin and end throughout the city, but in Austin they are designing a map that also includes how safe each route is. The idea is to encourage 60% of the population who are interested but concerned about safety. The new map specifically details the safest routes, and includes bike safety tips.

Seasoned fearless riders make up less than 1% of the population and 30% of the population says they want nothing whatsoever to do with it.

Image via City of Austin.

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  1. So who determines what’s safe(r)? The City, or riders?
    Where Ms. Morrison died was on a signed bike route (now removed), about exactly where the City created a pinch point in mismatched curves between the yellow centre line and the concrete curb.
    Their proposed “fix” at c. $180,000 fails to address this road geometry problem, and they refused to consider painting it up as the Urban Repair Squad did briefly over a year ago. That lasted a day maybe before the City blackpainted it.
    There are lots and lots of other screwups that endanger.

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