Moving Beyond the Automobile: Road Diet

The latest installment of the Moving Beyond the Automobile series by Streetfilms focuses on the idea of a road diet. Essentially, a road diet is just what it sounds like – strategies to help bulging roads thin out a bit. A road diet refers to redesigning roads in a way that involves removing a lane that was dedicated to automobiles and replacing it with bike lanes, medians, sidewalks, and other features that help to slow traffic down, encourage other modes, and generally improve the aesthetic value of the street.Are there any streets where you live or ride that have recently been put on a road diet? Here in Tucson, one of the major bike corridors to the University of AZ campus recently underwent a bit of a road diet, and it’s now a much nicer road to both drive and ride. I’d say road diets work!Moving Beyond the Automobile: Road Diets from Streetfilms on Vimeo.

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