I think this article is what you were thinking about? Very interesting stuff. That would be so nice. Instead of someone getting a traffic ticket (or sometimes not) for running over a cyclist, no signage would mean it was actually the driver's fault. Imagine that; being responsible for someone's death and actually having to answer for it? We have child neglect, why can't we have driver neglect??perttime said:I suspect rules may sometimes be even detrimental to safety.
If you only rely on rules, police, a forest of traffic signs, etc. you no longer have the will or even resources to pay attention to what is really going on in traffic.
I believe there's a German town where they removed all traffic lights and signs, forcing people to pay attention to each other instead. The early reports indicated a reduction in accidents.
That is the idea, and it mentions the place I was thinking of:mitmoned said:
An innovative concept which seems to work well for the cities involved. I would certainly like to try it, in a car, as a pedestrian and on the bike. For the town of Bohmte, I thought the comparison to a skating rink (and its unwritten rules about space and speed) is interesting.perttime said:That is the idea, and it mentions the place I was thinking of:
It is a small place, but still...
edit: and about the Dutch town of Drachten:
"it shifts the emphasis away from the Government taking the risk, to the driver being responsible for his or her own risk."