The greatest impediment to cyclists and
walkers is not distance or terrain but safety (both real
and perceived). Safety in turn, is negatively affected by increased
speed of auto traffic. The
probability of serious injury and death increases with increasing
speeds (80% of people hit by cars traveling 40 MPH die).
Avenue is zoned 35 MPH with, in general, a 10 MPH enforcement leeway.
Thus, Prince Avenue becomes a 45 MPH thoroughfare.
Pictured above are dangerous crossing conditions on Prince
Avenue that discourage foot and bike traffic.
Please continue to explore
some of the design elements that contribute to safety issues
on Prince Avenue
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