Comment 62154

By Ryan (registered) - website | Posted April 12, 2011 at 21:38:52 in reply to Comment 62149

I agree completely and have been making precisely that argument. Speed limits are basically useless: without enforcement, people will drive at whatever speed they find most comfortable - and on streets engineered for "safety" with wide lanes and minimal obstructions, that speed is very high.

Instead, the road should be designed so that it is both physically and psychologically difficult to speed: narrow lanes, curbside parking, overhanging street trees, bike lanes, and so on. This feels more dangerous but is actually safer because it results in slower, more cautious drivers.

Comment edited by administrator Ryan on 2011-04-12 21:40:30

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