Design elements that work
Slowing down cars is one of the most important factors. Slow cars drastically reduce the risk of fatal crashes and make cars yield more to the pedestrians and cyclists.
Importance of speed limit or target speed
- How often do you hear “speed was not a factor” in a crash? They mean the driver wasn’t exceeding the (probably too high) speed limit. Remember, when it comes to the likelihood that vehicle crashes will occur, & whether the consequences are deadly or not, SPEED IS ALWAYS A FACTOR.
- Brussels introduced 30km/h (18mph) speed limit. After they saw a decrease in collison 22%, fatalities 50%, and noise 50%.
- Street design in Netherlands
- How Finland Put Traffic Crashes on Ice - slow down cars with design and speed limits, facilitates winter cycling, heavy fines for speeding (based on wealth), …