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Re: Pedestrians aren't the only ones who matter.

Posted by R30A on Sun Jan 22 16:07:18 2017, in response to Re: Pedestrians aren't the only ones who matter., posted by BrooklynBus on Sun Jan 22 12:51:59 2017.

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"The vast majority of high volume one way streets appear to have synchronization to me..."

True. but we are talking about all streets not only high volume one-way streets. And of course the number of vehicles using those streets are very significant.

Of course they are!

But if you look at an average trip, chances are no street with traffic signal synchronization would even be used. Even if you want to look at miles traveled, I would estimate that no more than 20 percent involve streets with signal synchronization. Even if it is more than 20 percent, it certainly is way less than 50 percent.
Proof? This seems quite likely false to me.

And you are the first one to dismiss anything less than 50 percent as insignificant just as you stated that most riders have an unlimited MetroCard. I believe the figure is 54 percent. So you just dismiss that other 46 percent as insignificant.
I have never implied that a simple minority is an insignificant quantity.

So if you can do that. I certainly can dismiss the number of miles traveled on streets with signal synchronization.
A. I have never done the former.
B. You have no data to back the latter.
C. Whether or not such is true is in fact irrelevant to the point


So as for the larger point, I still maintain that lowering the speed limit lowers the average speed as long as some abide by the lower speed limit.
It may. It depends on the street. It does not do so everywhere.(WHICH WAS MY WHOLE DAMN POINT!)
In some places I am sure it will, AS SUCH IS SOMETIMES THE GOAL.
But the way you figure that out is by FINDING THE NEW AVERAGE SPEED, not making up absurd guesses based on nothing.


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