[Talk-us] Bicycle boulevards

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Wed Jun 10 06:48:39 BST 2009


Martin Koppenhoefer wrote: 
> 2009/6/9 Paul Johnson <baloo at ursamundi.org>: 

>> I'm curious if bicycle boulevards would qualify as living streets, giv=
en
>> that a living street would most closely describe a bicycle boulevard i=
n
>> OSM terms, though a bicycle boulevard might lack pedestrian facilities=
=2E
>>  Frequently, these are not streets you would want to let the kids play=

>> in, as the volume of fast-moving, near-silent vehicles would present a=

>> very real collision hazard at peak traffic times.  This kind of way ha=
s
>> sprung up only in the last 10 years or so, and almost all of them were=

>> formerly highway=3Dresidential prior to becoming bicycle boulevards.
>=20
> I would still like to see the cycleroad-proposal become reality,
> because these kind of streets IMHO merit their own class.
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/cycleroad

Wow, that one is full of win!  I threw my argument in support up on the
discussion page.

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