Comment 51807

By Pxtl (registered) - website | Posted November 17, 2010 at 22:17:17

It's too bad that photo-radar has become an impossibly maligned solution. Tasking police officers to enforce the speed limit seems like a waste of everyone's time.

Anyhow, I've been wondering: do any cities sporting one-way streets actually protect the pedestrians in any way? I was just thinking about, say, a set of concrete posts every 2 meters or something like that. Close enough that a car would crumple rather than encroach on the sidewalk, but widely spaced so that it wouldn't interfere with streetside parking. Probably would be prohibitively expensive to install thousands of posts and unsafe for drivers.

I remember in Buenos Aires, pedestrian crossings weren't at the corners. Rather, the corners were blocked by metal pedestrian barriers, and the crossings were located several meters away from the corner. This might've been more about making the intersection wider than pedestrian safety.

Comment edited by Pxtl on 2010-11-17 21:19:46

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