Sunday, 18 December 2016

How Sweden Has Redesigned Streets To Route Around Bad Human Behavior

quote [ If a car almost hits a pedestrian when the car is turning right on a red, whose fault is it? According to Matts-Åke Belin, Sweden's traffic safety strategist, the blame is on whoever designed the intersection. ]
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smoki said[1] @ 8:36pm GMT on 18th Dec
How is lowering speed limits and installing tons of cameras "redesigning streets"?

Might be that they are doing other things, too, but that are the only two things mentioned in the article.
mechavolt said @ 11:36pm GMT on 18th Dec
It's not entirely clear in the article, but you are correct that the goal of the program is to reduce speed limits in general. However, in urban areas where lower speed limits is not practical, the program seeks to segregate pedestrian crossings from the traffic flow.

Moreover, the program seeks to set speed limits based on the possibility of pedestrian accidents. For example, an urban side street might have a speed limit of 30km/h, whereas a highway which has little risk of causing pedestrian accidents would have a speed limit of 100km/h.
Jack Blue said @ 9:06pm GMT on 18th Dec
Turning right on a red is prohibited i n sweden. Just saying.
HoZay said @ 11:15pm GMT on 18th Dec
Swedes must be very law-abiding. 30 kmh is way too fucking slow.
Hugh E. said @ 11:56pm GMT on 18th Dec
Just depends on what you value.
foobar said @ 2:06pm GMT on 19th Dec
Not really. If you set speed limits too low, most will ignore them. It's effectively providing no guidance, except that there will always be a few irresponsible assholes who try to force the issue by driving below the consensus speed and make it far more dangerous.

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