Continuous sidewalks centre the pedestrian experience in street design. No longer are pedestrians interrupted at every block to look both ways; instead the onus is shifted onto the motorists who become guests in pedestrian space.
How Big Does the Corner Really Need to Be?
In the right context and with the right parameters, it is possible to design corners to be much more compact while still accommodating large trucks.
How to Change Design Speeds, Save Lives, and Improve Our Cities
Speed is not the enemy, but it can be deadly and detrimental to our cities when applied improperly; it’s time we fixed that.
Designing for the Right Speed: The Safe Systems Approach
Safe Systems determines the right speed to design for by considering the vulnerability of humans, so that if a collision occurs, it’s much less likely to be severe.
Warning, May Cause Death: The Consequences of High-Speed Design
Design speed has a profound effect on our communities. Impacting far more than just safety, design speed influences urban design, walkability, public health, and even traffic lights.
How is Design Speed Determined?
When engineers and policymakers decide a speed to design for, they are also pre-determining the character of the roadway, who it’s going to be built for, and who will be excluded.