0 Replies Latest reply: Feb 5, 2016 12:14 AM by 1133263 RSS

    Counterintuitive Ways to Reduce Vehicle Speeds

    1133263 C4D Explorer

      Dear colleagues

       

      I thought this article on techniques to reduce vehicle speed by making the road environment more complicated for drivers to be of interest.  The techniques are applicable primarily in urban areas or on roads that pass through smaller towns or villages.  How effective the techniques might be in places where drivers are less well trained or experienced, I do not know, but is a question that we should be able to answer.

      http://www.theguardian.com/world/shortcuts/2016/feb/03/slow-down-traffic-ditch-kerbs-keep-potholes-plant-trees

      Perhaps more importantly, inverting the article, is the need to avoid those road design features that encourage high speeds in locations where vehicles should be travelling slowly.


      Look forward to hearing your thoughts

      James Markland