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The Double-Cross: Missing Pedestrian Crossings | WalkSydney
I wrote a thing a WalkSydney on The Double-Cross: Missing Pedestrian Crossings.
At Broadway, for instance, the Pedestrian is not allowed to cross on this side of the street, and is instead forced to cross two roads (or maybe three) to cross one. Is this really safer, running the pedestrian through more potential vehicle conflict points.
Every signal controlled intersection should have protected pedestrian crossings on every side of every street. Yet this is not the case in much of Sydney. T-intersections often are missing a pedestrian crossing. Not only are marked crosswalks missing, walk signals are missing too, and pedestrians are discouraged from crossing. The reason is presumably convenience for the automobile. These intersection designs increase both the inconvenience to the pedestrian (who must cross two street instead of one), and their vulnerability (as the amount of time the pedestrian is crossing a potential car path is greatly increased. ...