This is a reoccurring feature of the newsletter. We are asking CNU New York’s members to submit a picture and less than 100 words of comment for inclusion. The image should describe conditions and trends in New York state that further or hinder good urbanism.
Many of the roads in suburban Long Island are far wider than necessary leading to speeding and other dangerous conditions for pedestrians, cyclists and other motorists. If this road were truly designed for 30mph travel, which would be appropriate, the sign would not have to be nearly so big in order to be seen. Many, if not most roads seem to be designed for speeds far higher than the posted speed limit. Narrower and sometimes fewer lanes, narrower pavement width, and redesigned intersections are needed to make streets into safer, more comfortable places for all users.