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The Permeability Project
At present the natural movement of cycle traffic is restricted in many ways, notably

one-way working
road closures without access for cycle traffic
severance due to ignorance of the need for permeability in land use planning

We therefore suggest adding 'convenient' to "healthy and safe" in this key objective.

Our proposal: 'The Permeability Project'

In order to achieve real convenience for cycle traffic, we propose the initiation of a 'Permeability Project', aiming for a street network with minimum diversion for cycle journeys, allowing direct and uncomplicated travel. The Permeability Project would consist of two stages, completion of which we suggest could fit into the time-frame of two years and five years respectively:
cycling  Hackney  permeability  pqpc 
january 2017 by juliusbeezer
Permeability restored - London Cycling Campaign in Hackney
Permeability restored
Maximising route choice, minimising diversion
A selection of recent permeability improvements
suggested by the London Cycling Campaign in Hackney
and implemented by London Borough of Hackney as part of its 'PRIDE' programme
cycling  Hackney  pqpc  permeability 
january 2017 by juliusbeezer
'LCDS meets a real live borough: how new analysis tools can be used to evaluate and plan cycle networks - Rides and Events - London Cycling Campaign
An LCC Policy Forum Seminar. Mark Strong from Transport Initiatives will talk us through the Mesh Density and Area Porosity Analysis tools, found in the London Cycle Design Standards. Mark will discuss the principles behind the tool, the steps involved in carrying out an analysis, and provide a couple of examples that those attending can try out. There will also be time for questions and discussions about how the tool fits into cycle network planning.
cycling  environment  permeability 
december 2015 by juliusbeezer
If You Can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em
Using a car to get into the centre of a British city is like using a sledgehammer to crack the proverbial nut. It wouldn’t be so bad if the one-tonne SUVs tootling around were carrying the seven people they’re designed to carry but more often than not they’re transporting just a solo driver. This is an enormous waste of precious resources. Petrol might be getting cheaper but city rents aren’t. Land is scarce making it expensive, yet so much of it has been given over to slow-moving lumps of metal that take up inordinate amounts of costly city space per human traveller. Now, this is a motoring website, so where’s the twist? There isn’t one. Consider this a reality check. In your future, and in mine too, there will be fewer facilities for travelling everywhere by car. The nooks and crannies are already slowly being closed off to motor cars, and the generous number of carriageways will also be slowly reduced. Roadspace reallocation will be done stealthily – just as frogs don’t jump out of water boiled from cold, you may not notice until it’s too late. In fact, such “filtered permeability” for users other than private motor cars has been happening for some years but at such an under-the-radar level it may have passed you by.
permeability  cycling  transport  environment  urban  Nantes 
march 2015 by juliusbeezer
Active travel dictionary « Psychobikeology
Filtered permeability

Jargon phrase. ‘Permeability’ refers to the ability of traffic to get to places in a city (nice image, I suppose, of a city taking up people like blotting paper). ‘Filtered’ is the idea that we should select those who are allowed to so permeate.

"Good stuff! The term permeability in the context of cycle planning was purloined quite consciously from capilliary physiology; we were seeking a general term for a principle of always giving cyclists a legitimate exemption from one-way road schemes in Hackney: cycle contraflow lanes and modal filters, all that.
Of course, cyclists being what they are, they will often exact the permeability they require, be it legitimate or not. I believe the American term for this is ‘salmoning.’ Conscious acts of civil resistance to motor hegemony may be known as ‘CycleVoodoo.’ http://web.archive.org/web/20081121083617/http://uo.twenteenthcentury.com/index.php/CycleVoodoo"
cycling  permeability  jbcomment 
june 2014 by juliusbeezer

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