‘Slow Lanes’ Could be Key to Increased Mobility in Cities
UNITED STATES – An article online at forbes.com discusses the concept of “slow lanes” and how they could be the key to increased mobility in U.S. cities.*
The author of the article, Gabe Klein, is the co-founder of Cityfi, an urban change management firm, and former leader of the departments of transportation in Washington, D.C., and Chicago. In the last several years, transportation within larger cities has changed. More people are walking, biking, and riding scooters and skateboards to navigate to work and shopping areas. To accommodate the influx of new transportation, many cities have invested in designated bike lanes.
Klein argues these lanes are a beneficial addition to cities, but all cities should be moving in the direction of building “slow lanes,” rather than bike lanes. Most bike lanes are very narrow and do not offer a great amount of protection on the road. They usually sit right against regular traffic lanes and barely have enough room for a single bicycle.
With developing types of transportation, cities should start revamping their typical four-lane streets to feature two lanes for cars and two lanes for slower traffic, like bikes and scooters. This ensures the safety of those using the slow lanes and opens up more possibilities for diverse transportation. Slower speeds and fewer cars mean safer roads and cleaner air inside cities — things everyone can benefit from.
Some cities in the country have already started experimenting with slow lanes, and buy-in from motorists proves a difficult obstacle. But the future of cities depends on a willingness to accept changing attitudes and desires about transportation. The era of the scooter is here, whether cities like it or not.
Put Our Law Firm's Over 35 Years Of Legal Experience To Work For Your Case!
If you have been injured because of a defective product, call Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law for your free consultation today. Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law has been representing those who suffer serious injuries throughout all of Georgia and in the Southeast for over 35 years, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state.
No matter where you are located our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour live chat.
Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law
17 Executive Park Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
Telephone: 1 (800) LAW-NEED
Telephone: 1 (404) 529-6333