Comment 70856

By kevlahan (registered) | Posted October 25, 2011 at 01:24:30

That's a good point: the best thing is to design the straight so it is not possible to comfortably drive faster than the posted speed limit. This means things like narrow lanes, timing lights at no more than the speed limit and reducing lanes (e.g. parking, bus/bike lanes. Other, more intensive, measures include bumpouts, speed humps and bottlenecks. The most extreme option is the naked street where pedestrians mingle with traffic. Currently, arterial streets are designed to be safely and comfortably driven at speeds much higher than the legal limit (think, again, of Main St). Drivers know this, and drive accordingly.

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