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Liz Irvin
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Replying to post #26043, Chen from Singapore.

Firstly, this sounds like a gorgeous cycling and walking route! It’s also nice to see a non-European or North American example.

a) what incremental improvement would you recommend for this particular example
Shared use paths are commonly used in Australia and the UK, and they quickly become a victim of their own success. With the increase in cycling in Australia during Covid lockdown, councils are resorting to urging people cycling to slow down on these paths. It makes sense for people to be considerate of course, but it is also difficult to share space between walking and cycling when you have large numbers of either of those modes. An improvement would be to delineate space for walking and cycling. This can initially be done with paint, and then eventually with a small, angled kerb so that there is a level difference. If we were to follow the Dutch, it would probably be a 3m-wide two-way cycleway and a 2m footway to one side.

b) what kind of political and bureaucratic opposition this improvement would likely encounter (such as removal of parking, fire trucks, etc… )
Perhaps this idea would encounter opposition because of the cost involved, especially if the path had to be widened. There may also be opposition to converting green space to asphalt if the path did need to be widened.

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