I'm a fan of Lorenz Worden and the Albany Bicycle Coalition (ABC). With that said, when I received an email from him entitled, "10-Foot Lanes and Common Sense Win Out"
"Thanks to alert cyclist Don, this link will take you to a write up on Hamburg, NY’s success in bringing sanity to its mile-long main drag in the face of a DOT “we-gotta-move-‘em-through” plan. As with Albany, Hamburg’s strength lay in its small city charm, tree-lined streets, and 19-20th- Century architecture.
Notice the use of 10’ motor vehicle lanes – an inexpensive way to calm traffic and enhance the environment for pedestrians, transit riders, and cyclists.
A notable quote from the article “if you build a place for cars, it will be a gathering place for cars. If it’s built for people, it will be a gathering place for people.”
One might then ask – “well then, what is the purpose of a city if not a place for people?”