Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Rockefeller Foundation Forgets Trucks With Push Against 12 ft Lanes

A new push against 12 foot wide lanes, calling for vehicular traffic lanes to be narrowed to 10 feet.


Sobered by my now palpable failure, I have steeled myself for the task of explaining here, in a manner that can never be disputed or ignored, why the single best thing we can do for the health, wealth, and integrity of this great nation is to forbid the construction, ever again, of any traffic lane wider than 10 feet.

Is authored by Jeff Speck, AICP, LEED-AP, CNU-A, Honorary ASLA - a city planner and writer based in Washington, D.C., and author of, Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time, which was the best-selling urban planning title of 2013.

It assumes a safety advantage of narrower lanes upon an assumption that people will necessarily drive sufficiently slower resulting in lower speeds when pedestrians are hit.

It makes no mention of trucks or emergency vehicles.  Nor buses.

It is funded by the  Rockefeller Foundation, furthermore indicating that entity's disregard for common sense and beholdence to neo-feudalism.


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