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Mocking the terrible policy of adding lanes. (Original Post) CoopersDad Sep 2023 OP
More lanes are definitely safer with fewer accidents. BComplex Sep 2023 #1
Safer for cars, maybe, but every lane makes it harder for pedestrians. CoopersDad Sep 2023 #2

BComplex

(7,935 posts)
1. More lanes are definitely safer with fewer accidents.
Fri Sep 1, 2023, 11:51 AM
Sep 2023

I don't think 18 lanes are by any stretch necessary in all but maybe .00001% of situations, but more lanes are definitely safer.

CoopersDad

(2,177 posts)
2. Safer for cars, maybe, but every lane makes it harder for pedestrians.
Fri Sep 1, 2023, 01:18 PM
Sep 2023

Extra lanes for bikes, sounds good.

In California, terrible legislation in 1970 forced planners to build more lanes or move new projects further from destinations because cars are king and congestion was bad for the air.

The result was sprawl and the state now scores projects differently: reduce vehicle miles traveled = less sprawl.

Transit and bike lane and sidewalks are the better way to go, but we also need to build housing closer to jobs, affordable housing.

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