Comment 116203

By KevinLove (registered) | Posted January 21, 2016 at 10:53:15

The author of the Strong Towns article goes on to draw a sharp distinction between a street - the public space connecting buildings in a built-up environment - and a road - a public right-of-way designed to move people from someplace to someplace else.

Kevin's comment:

This is a distinction made by law in The Netherlands, with streets being prevented from being through roads.

A quotation from:

The key to arriving at a sustainably safe traffic system lies in the systematic and consistent application of three safety principles: − functionality − homogeneity − predictability

The functionality of the road system is important in that actual use matches with intended use, as designed by road authorities. This produces a road network with three categories: through-roads, distributor roads, and access roads (Figure 2.1). Each road or street may only have one function (e.g. a distributor road may not give direct access to houses, shops, or offices). The homogeneity of the road system is meant to avoid significant differences in speeds, driving directions, and mass (preferably by segregating incompatible traffic types, and if this is not possible or desirable, by forcing motorized traffic to drive slowly).

Comment edited by KevinLove on 2016-01-21 10:54:56

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