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Oslo: zero pedestrian and cycling deaths in 2019

Old 01-05-20, 12:22 PM
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Oslo: zero pedestrian and cycling deaths in 2019

So the radical redesign of downtown Oslo is working, in terms of traffic safety:

https://usa.streetsblog.org/2020/01/...s-road-deaths/

The only traffic death was the driver in a single car accident.

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Cyclist and pedestrian deaths are increasing in my urban area :-(((.
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From the article:
"Oslo leaders also sought to tame aggressive drivers in other neighborhoods. They drastically lowered speed limits inside and outside downtown areas,"

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Good post.

A lot of cities like New York simply built bicycle infrastructure and did nothing to lower speeds. This is why we are seeing more cycling deaths than ever before. I guess people thought more cyclist on the road will slow down traffic but instead we became the invisible guard rail!

We have to build no less than one 15 mph speed hump on every side street street and a 25 mph hump on boulevards. If that doesn't slow the cars down, make them higher! Second, cities should install automated speed enforcement cameras on EVERY block at $150.00 dollars a ticket that escalates $100.00 more per each infraction! Use all the moneys collected from the fines to narrow all streets.
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Interesting read, and nice to see a city getting it right to keep those of us on 2 wheels safe
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The most significant move Oslo officials made was devising a plan in 2015 to restrict cars from its square-mile city center and hike fees for entering and parking around the city’s core. Tolls rose in 2017 as the city removed 700 parking spaces and replaced them with 37 miles of bike lanes and pocket parks. The city center ban went into effect in early 2019 despite misgivings, but it was regarded as a model for other metropolises six months later. Cities around the U.S. have been slow to follow up on such success, though New York and San Francisco recently added a car-free thoroughfare to its transit mix.

Oslo leaders also sought to tame aggressive drivers in other neighborhoods. They drastically lowered speed limits inside and outside downtown areas, expanded its bike network, and established “Hjertesoners” or “heart zones” where vehicles are not permitted to pick up or drop off children around each primary school. New York City is especially bad at that, as Streetsblog NYC reported.
...if they did this here in Sacramento, the people who have both guns and pickups would rise up in armed revolution.
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