"You wouldn't think so as a ped going to wards PBH in the am rush... floods of riderists charging towards you. Helps that the Rangers slow folks down, and plod occasionally on hand to bump up their ticket ratios."
Having ridden around the Netherlands a few times (mostly on bikeways, bike lanes and quiet local streets with low speed limits) and then experienced their 'shared' space I can tell you it doesn't feel very nice and there…"
"I thought the point about green traffic lights licensing driving at speed was insightful - it's not just permission to cross an intersection, it makes drivers on the green feel like they alone have the sole right to the road until the next…"
"I found it nice in Germany where little motor traffic was allowed in, and motors were limited to 7km/h.
I don't think they work where everyone is allowed in,
Example 1: our work site is effectively a share zone,…"
"I counted myself as a believer in shared space but the reality seems to be that cars will still dominate and intimidate as long as they have access. Check out the design concept for Bay View Terrace in Claremont, WA, and how it actually turned…"
"This is a golden (not new) idea and gives the streets back to those who truly "own" it i.e. people not machines. But of course anything with the word "shared" prefixed is surely a socialist conspiracy - I jest.
However, as others…"
"I was in the US many years ago (Mountain View CA when they had money) and we drove into San Fran one day. During the evening peak hour all the traffic lights in the city were flashing orange - every one of them. The traffic flowed smoothly through…"
"I rocked up in a car to a major 4 way intersection just outside of Naples in Italy once.
No traffic control whatsoever.
Your right of way coincided with when you got to the intersection. We went after everyone else already there moved.