Eye on the Street: April 25th, 2011

Today's "Eye on the Street" captures Heather Smith as she puts

 her eye on the street to capture the speeds of vehicular, bicycle,

and pedestrian traffic moving down State Street. 

 Ben Schulman(photo credit: Ben Schulman)

 

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State Street Observations

We found that this street although busy with 2 lanes in either direction seems to tame the speed of cars quite well.  Perhaps it is the height of buildings or the width of the street (120 feet from building to building or 62 feet wide just pavement) as the Peter Swift study might suggest.

We found that speeds were around 18-19mph with a top speed of 25.  Not bad given that the overall city speed limit is 30mph.   Stay tuned as we measure other streets!

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