September 24, 2015

Slow Streets: Intersection Repair – Pender and Abbott Streets

The latest from Darren Proulx at Slow Streets:

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According to ICBC data, the intersection at Pender Street and Abbott Street is one of Vancouver’s hot spots for collisions between vehicles and people walking and cycling. To understand why, in August 2015 Slow Streets conducted public space observations at the intersection to determine how people are getting there and how they are interacting at the intersection. Overall, we observed over 3,500 people walking and cycling, and over 1,400 vehicles.

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… it was determined that only 16% of people can cross Pender St. within the minimum legal traffic light timing. …  Slow Streets proposes reallocating the 3-meter left turning lanes for curb extensions on Pender St. using 1.5 meter floating medians.

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Full report here.  Summary here.

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