Why Lane Width Matters

laneThis excerpt from NACTO’s (National Association of City Transportation Officials) explains why too-wide lanes create undue risk in urban environments.

Lane widths of 10 feet are appropriate in urban areas and have a positive impact on a street’s safety without impacting traffic operations.

In Brockville, think King St W between Clarissa and Rivers, Laurier Blvd, and others. The simple expedient of painted buffers serves to slow traffic to neighbourhood speeds without impacting capacity.  Read more here.

Author: Alan Medcalf

Alan is a post-corporate, volunteer, community builder living in Brockville, Ontario. He seeks to create sustainable lifestyle advantage for the community by creating opportunities for more people to choose to walk and to ride bikes. He promotes the health, social, environmental and economic benefits of active mobility.