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Re: If You Can't Stop Them; Slow Them Down (The Cars)

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  • Erik Sandblom
    ... capacity it will reduce journey times. As it is the crossroad type of junction with traffic lights that limits the journey time, reducing the speed
    Message 1 of 6 , Oct 18, 2007
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      --- In carfree_cities@yahoogroups.com, Ian Fiddies <ianfiddies@...>
      wrote:

      > Lowering the speed to 30 km/h will not only increase the road
      capacity it will reduce journey times. As it is the crossroad type of
      junction with traffic lights that limits the journey time, reducing
      the speed increases the capacity of the junction. Widening the
      bottleneck if you like.


      This is interesting, where can I read more about it?

      Another strategy to reduce the number of cars is to fill central
      streets with other traffic so that there is no room for cars. This
      can be pedestrians, trams, cyclists, caf├ęs, etc.

      Many towns have car traffic right outside the central train station.
      These could be a key candidate to be closed to private cars, to make
      it faster and safer and more convenient for the many people who use
      public transport in these central areas. They don't want to waste
      time waiting for the lights to change, or need to use underground
      passages.

      Erik Sandblom
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