Traffic Lane Width of 3.0 m in Urban Environments
This document is the second in a series of briefing notes documenting innovative municipal standards that have the potential to help create environments promoting safe active transportation.
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In this document, we discuss reducing the default traffic lane width to 3.0 m in urban environments. The main objectives of this norm are to reduce motorized traffic speeds and to enable public space to be reallocated for other uses and other users—specifically in order to make active transportation safer and more pleasant. We will also examine the potential drawbacks and challenges related to implementing this norm.

Traffic Lane Width of 3.0 m in Urban Environments
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