Comment 96698

By KevinLove (registered) | Posted January 10, 2014 at 23:23:31

Although 30 km/hr speed limits are a step forward, a far better way to improve safety in residential neighbourhoods is through the use of the Dutch concept known as "Duurzaam Veilig" which translates as "Sustainable Safety."

Among other things, this requires that residential streets NOT be through streets for car drivers, but only for walking, cycling and public transit. Comprehensively eliminating "rat-running" cut-through car drivers not only improves safety, but also helps to achieve the goal of making walking, cycling or public transit the fastest, easiest and most convenient way of going from A to B for urban destinations.

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