The results are in. It is time for a road diet on Barbur now!
A road diet is the most cost effective way to reduce excessive speeding and create space for additional barriers to protect cars from hitting trees and people.
This graph was put together by Michael Anderson from bikeportland.org using data from ODOT’s traffic analysis of removing a car lane on Barbur.
The study also found that repurposing one car lane to create additional buffer space would:
-not increase traffic on surrounding neighborhood street
-only result in a 68 second delay through the entire corridor during peak rush hour times