Transport Agency Fail Over Vision Zero With Waikato Expressway

Who thought of this

 

 

Who in NZTA thought this was a wise idea?

 

That is an uncontrolled cycle crossing on the Cambridge section of the Waikato Expressway which NZTA just lifted to 110km/h. The 25% fuel consumption and emissions increase from 110km/h driving aside whoever though placing an uncontrolled crossing on a 110km/h expressway was a good idea should really go learn what Vision Zero is.

 

If we are to have these crossings rather than grade separated cycle lanes down State Highway 1 then the speed limit should be 90km/h (a default speed limit for two lane rural highways that should also be implemented) not 110km/h.

 

As a side note the most efficient speed for a car to travel at high speed is 90km/h not 100 or 110. This has been proven in the USA by the National Transport Safety Board and other bodies.

 

 

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3 thoughts on “Transport Agency Fail Over Vision Zero With Waikato Expressway

  1. [Edit from admin] Not required in opening remarks – please read the rules.
    Yes there are off and on ramp cycle crossings on the 110km/h expressway. Both on Cambridge and at Te Rapa there are also innovative cycle only exits that encourage cyclists off a busy motorway standard roads and onto purpose built parallel cycleways that link directly into Waipa’s amazing cycle network road now devoid of traffic thanks to the motorway.

    Credit where credit is due – the NZTA have done a fantastic job. Let’s solve this cycling red herring and declare all 110km/m roads as Motorways and ban cyclists, tractors, pedestrians, horses. All of these are legal on Expressways.

    1. That would be the idea with the expressways: “If we are to have these crossings rather than grade separated cycle lanes down State Highway 1 then the speed limit should be 90km/h (a default speed limit for two lane rural highways that should also be implemented) not 110km/h”

      So the point is lets run some parallel grade separated cycleways beside the expressway rather than these uncontrolled crossings.

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