Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Cars Videos Part 3

My friend Peter pointed me to this video and he comments,
"There's a European Union initiative, Shared Space, to study making road users more aware of each other. Best article I've seen is this one, from a professor of civil engineering and transportation.

Seems every article mentions the Laweiplein intersection in the Dutch city of Drachten, de Kaden, where highway engineer, Hans Monderman, removed lights, crosswalks, curbs and most lane markings. He did install a big roundabout to control traffic. At another intersection, they did away with the roundabout. This video shows the traffic flow - said to be the "purest example" of Shared Space. Perhaps, we're finally getting back to 1906, in our most advanced traffic flow experiments.

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