A model comes to life.
Models don’t predict the future. Models compare versions of the future. And here in concrete, asphalt and paint is the one chosen for movement on the Burrard Bridge and all the flows that feed it. If it works well, the crossing should be easier, safer and maybe even faster.
Burrard Bridge has two of the first fully separated intersections in North America. All the movements for vehicles, bikes and pedestrians have their own lanes and spaces. They intersect with clarity, properly signed and signaled. Users know where they should be and how they should proceed. Together and separate.
No more free rights:
For instance, the southwest corner of Pacific and Burrard. No more straining your neck to see what’s coming from the left while edging the vehicle, angled right, into sporadic traffic careening down Burrard or swinging into a conflicted lane from the east. And then missing the cyclist careening down Burrard or the runner darting in from the right.
Now, there’s a place and a time for everyone.