Monday, November 03, 2008

The consequences of street design

Just saw this great little video clip via: How We Drive

For an alternative look at how one can design roads differently, check out David Hembrow's recent post on the Woonerf sign in the Netherlands.

The blue sign shown here is that which you find in a woonerf, or in English "living street". This is the modern equivalent of a play street, and the sign shows kids playing as being larger, and more important, than cars.

David points out that similar signs were once common in England but disappeared over time. I would love to know if they ever existed here in Australia.

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