A state DOT released an official report with these words:
Good design improves safety through:
• Increased awareness of other street users—such as high visibility crosswalks, curb extensions, and refuge islands.
• Reduced conflicts—such as bikeways,channelization, medians, and driveway restrictions.
• Lower speed—traffic calming such asnarrower lanes, trees, and tight corners.
At least some are getting it and wielding their dictatorial power with benevolence. I’d ruin the suspense if I said which one.