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Bikes, Buses, Streetcars, and Automobiles

This video shows the Broadway Corridor of Seattle’s First Hill Streetcar project.

In five auto lane widths of roadway you can see room for a separated cycle track, automobile traffic, bus and streetcar traffic, dedicated turn lanes, and it looks like maybe some parking (plus ample sidewalks with trees). It really shows how you can pack a lot of transportation modality into a not too big roadway. Of course Providence is a place where we have a lot of not too big roadways.

What roads in Providence could you see done up in a similar fashion?

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5 Responses to Bikes, Buses, Streetcars, and Automobiles

  1. Andrew I October 25, 2013 at 10:57 am #

    North Main Street!

    In front of my store one of the painted travel lanes is 15 feet wide (on I-95 they are 12) and the soon-to-be bus stop is 19feet wide.

    Drivers gun it off the light at Doyle are traveling over 40 mph by the time they pass here. The open road! Whee!

  2. James October 25, 2013 at 12:13 pm #

    Definitely Broad St. And Harris from Mall/Statehouse to Olneyville.

  3. Drew October 25, 2013 at 1:43 pm #

    Totally North Main Street. Blackstone Blvd. (once home to former streetcars), Memorial Blvd.

  4. Andrew I October 25, 2013 at 3:31 pm #

    What is now the southbound side of Blackstone Blvd should be made 2-way. The other side becomes a bikeway with vehicles allowed only to access the houses. North of the Cemetery entrance, no vehicles at all.

  5. MattM October 25, 2013 at 4:30 pm #

    Using the depicted criteria of a existing activation (business or shop) and curb to curb distances currently configured to handle 2+ travel lanes and 2 parking lanes. Other streets that seem to have similar characteristics to those portrayed in the video and could benefit from similar treatment: Fountain, Empire, Canal, Elmwood, Exchange Terrace, Francis, Dorrance, Weybosset, Mt Pleasant, Reservoir.

    I leave off Allens, though it too should be reconfigured, since it doesn’t really have activation.

    Second: North Main, Broad

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