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Road binge

noun

  1. A change made to roadways that adds lanes, often automobile specific
  2. Opposite of “road diet,” when roadways have lanes removed for pedestrian-friendly infrastructure modifications, or lanes are changed from automobile specific to bike only.

Advantages

The roadway becomes a complete street if the widening is used to support the installation of a bike lane.

Disadvantages

Roadway and lane width influence practiced and observed travel speeds, with a positive correlation. As roads become wider, people drive faster. High driving speeds increase the risk of death from a collision.

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