Thomas Corbett August 27, 2008

Australia's Radio National carried a story this week on traffic calming measures which communities can implement, using a counter-intuitive (but socially smart) approach. Basically, it's about removing the road traffic signs. This has been run successfully in northern Netherlands since the 80's and may have wider application. "David Engwicht has spent twenty years advising, studying and working with new ideas for traffic calming. In residential areas, he says, the way to slow traffic down is to socially reclaim the streets, reduce the amount of road signage and put responsibility back into drivers' hands." The radio piece is here:, starting at 25 minutes into the show.

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