Speed is not the enemy, but it can be deadly and detrimental to our cities when applied improperly; it’s time we fixed that.
Tag: design speed
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.
What is Design Speed and How Does it Affect Our Streets?
We can all recognize a road that feels like it’s meant for fast or slow travel, but what are the actual design elements that create this environment?