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A Different Perspective on Road Design

Watched Traffic Calming is Everywhere in the Netherlands by Not Just Bikes from youtu.be

The most amazing thing about traffic calming in the Netherlands is just how ubiquitous it is. From city centre to suburb, from large city to small village, traffic calming is everywhere in the Netherlands.

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Level of Service animation:
https://www.parleyseis.com/

Sustainable Saftey:
https://sustainablesafety.nl/
https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duurzaam_Veilig
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aNtsWvNYKE

Traffic Calming Strategies images from:
https://globaldesigningcities.org/publication/global-street-design-guide/designing-streets-people/designing-for-motorists/traffic-calming-strategies/

A totally different starting point, revealing what our society cares about: speed at all costs. The Netherlands starts from a perspective of “sustainable safety” – the idea that humans will make mistakes so we design to make it easy to do the right thing.

By Tracy Durnell

Writer and designer in the Seattle area. Freelance sustainability consultant. Reach me at tracy.durnell@gmail.com. She/her.

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