I wrote about the Heldentor Junction in an earlier post. Maybe the City of Vienna read this blog and have redesigned and changed this junction at great expense to Austrian the tax payer.
The Key problems (as I see them) with the old version pictured below are:
"The not very visible painted on cycle path swings into the pedestrian
crossing in order to share the traffic light. The pedestrians normally
have no idea they are on a cycle path until a bike slaloms through
them. The red light is not very well respected and often jumped because
a lot of the time it is frankly not worth taking seriously."
My suggestion was a road narrowing and large central island combined with un-bundling the conflict at the junction and providing stacking space for motor vehicles to enter and leave, and the removal of the traffic light. This is my guess at what the Dutch would do. So what did Vienna do?
They have done the opposite for reasons I do not understand.
How well does this work reducing the pedestrian / cyclist conflict and improving the sight lines for car drivers?
You decide while I have a little cry.