I love a beautiful and well considered bridge!
Indeed, the designers amongst us imagine them as streamlined and un-cluttered, perhaps with translucent edge zones, no barriers or signs, no streetlights, slender support structures that simply branch out of the ground… Read More
Those good folk over at the Congress for the New Urbanism run an initiative called “Highways to Boulevards,” seeking to reclaim urban environments and revitalise cities by campaigning for highway teardowns. They pay particular attention to elevated highways, yep, the good old flyover. Read More
There’s a lot of information on the design of cycle lanes about – basic principles that most roads in Wellington contravine. Examples include that they should be continuous, 1.5m wide, conspicuous at road crossing and not abandoned when roads get narrow. I’ve borrowed these words from Cycling England, but other guidelines exist, such as the Nottinghamshire Cycling Design Guide – here’s the link to Chapter 4 on cycle lanes. There’s even a what-not-to-do site from Croydon on Crap Cycle Lanes (Sadly our NZTA (Waka Kotahi) seems to be extremely poor at providing such resources). Read More