Tuesday, September 22, 2009
BikeWest - part vi - some path photos
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Photo above shows a raised pedestrian crossing. Vehicle traffic moving across the walk has about a six inch rise, which has to be steep enough to slow traffic down without (excessively) angering motorists. This design effectively gives priority to pedestrians. A similar crossing would be employed for cyclists in the BikeWest project.
A segment of bike path directly adjacent the curb of a vehicle road.
A number of Ottawa River bike path segments closely parallel the Ottawa River Commuter Expressway, with only a 1 to 3 meter boulevard between the two surfaces. At dusk this is distracting to cyclists who face the car headlights.