Re: If You Can't Stop Them; Slow Them Down (The Cars)
- --- In email@example.com, Ian Fiddies <ianfiddies@...>
> Lowering the speed to 30 km/h will not only increase the roadcapacity 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, cafés, 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