Traffic Calming in Bohmte, Germany

WorldChanging.com posted a nice article on traffic calming in Bohmte, Germany.

It sounds wrong but, “On one section of a major thoroughfare through the city, Bohmte officials have erased lane markers, torn up sidewalks, and bulldozed curbs in a radical effort to force people to use common sense and courtesy when driving rather than relying on lane markers. The only traffic rules that remain are a speed limit of 30 mph, and a requirement that everyone who uses the road yield to the right.”

Shared space transportation planning works because, “people pay more attention when they’re not distracted by ‘highway clutter.'”

Full Story: “Shared Space” Traffic Calming: Counterintuitive, But It Works

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