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  • I'm reading the thread and I can't find the reason one way streets are a bad thing?

    I've just bought a flat on a one way street and it's nice and quiet

    One-way streets are always a bad thing for cycling and walking, whether they're inside filtered cells or not. They increase distance, risk, turns, indirectness, bad driver behaviour, speeding, pollution, and motor traffic capacity (the latter being the main reason why they're put in outside narrow streets with two lines of car parking, whereas the main reason why they're put in in said streets is to reduce the inevitable conflict caused by the narrowing from two lines of car parking).

    Cyclists need permeability: 'Maximum route choice, minimum diversion', the main network characteristic that increases cycling.

    The reason why your street is quiet doesn't have anything to do with it being one-way. It's because it's not a rat-run, and that's caused by the shape of the network around you and quite possibly some filtering somewhere.

    See how you feel about the one-way in your street when you've lived there for a while and you can't cycle to your house from both directions but either have to walk up to it from one of them, violate the traffic order, or go around the houses to enter your street from the other end. As above, your personal inconvenience is only one of the problems with one-ways.

  • how you feel about the one-way in your street when you've lived there for a while and you can't cycle to your house from both directions but either have to walk up to it from one of them, violate the traffic order,

    Thanks for this detailed explanation, i
    I was not aware of these effects of one ways. Regarding how they wil affect me personally, I've visited the property a few times by bike and not felt inconvenienced, hopefully I will just get used to the way the street is and it won't be a Black mark against my decision to move there. I would be interested to see any Raw data you're aware of that shows the affects on risk, behaviour, pollution, and danger that you mention.

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