Street design is not neutral: every subtle design detail reflects a community’s values, and comparing designs across communities reveals how those values differ.
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.
Speed is not the enemy, but it can be deadly and detrimental to our cities when applied improperly; it’s time we fixed that.
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.
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.
Is the NACTO bicycle boulevard a bicycle street? Let’s compare against the Dutch fietsstraat and find out.