A set of lights was replaced with a big open space. Cyclists, pedestrians and motorists co exist with no waiting and not much danger. From Hans Monderman, traffic engineer and urban space designer.

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Comment by Doddsy on January 4, 2009 at 5:28pm

Hows those cyclists turning left around the roundabout but taking an outside line.... Even going around the yellow truck instead of on the inside...

Sheesh way to put yourself in a blind an vulnerable spot on the road.
Comment by Adrian on January 4, 2009 at 6:48pm
Thanks for the great link Bob. There is a great chapter in Tom Vanderbilt's book Traffic on Monderman's 'squareabout' in which he discusses the difference between traffic laws, traffic norms and broader social engagements (or a lack off) between road users. Ironically when Monderman first introduced the 'squareabout' the numbers of accidents radically dropped while at the same time people perceived the intersection to be more dangerous.


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