Après que la France vient de réduire la vitesse limite sur les routes de campagne, une vive discussion pour ou contre de 90km/h à 80 km/h vient d’ être lancée.
Premier Ministre Edouard Philippe:
Présentation mesures (video)
En Suisse,Belgique côté Flandres, et d’autres pays cette réduction s’est faite sans problèmes tandis que dans certains pays on s’oppose en majorité certains mêmes très ferme.
Cette discussion se poursuit dans les pays voisins comme le Luxembourg et l’Allemagne.
Faut il vraiment abaisser la vitesse à 80km (pdf)
Make walking the natural choice for as many short trips as possible.
15 steps to transform Greater Manchester, by changing the way we get around.
Creating the space for walking and cycling
5. Ensure all upcoming public realm and infrastructure investments, alongside all
related policy programmes, have walking and cycling integrated
9. Deliver year on year reductions to the risk per kilometre travelled, by establishing a task force to improve safety on roads and junctions.
10. Call for devolved powers to enforce moving traffic offences, and develop
strategies for reducing antisocial driving
Jan Gehl: “Venice is a city made for people. The average street is 3 meters wide, which makes it a city suitable for walking with a lot of interesting public spaces. It is a city that truly has a human scale, that is small, personal, and intimate. Meanwhile, a place like Dubai is a city for dinosaurs, not for human beings.”
In a densely populated neighbourhood, new traffic signal will favour pedestrians –
= prioritizing pedestrians over cars in dense, multimodal neighborhoods.
The traffic signal known as a “Barnes dance” or “pedestrian scramble” is making a resurgence in urban areas across the country as people ditch cars in favor of walking and cycling.
In Columbia Heights, the new signal will give pedestrians about 30 seconds to cross 14th and Irving streets in any direction while all cars are stopped. Youngbluth said the intersection will have a different rhythm than pedestrians and vehicles are accustomed to.
Cette semaine a lieu la 4ième semaine de sécurité routière des NAtions Unies avec le slogan “Ralentissez” p. Sauver des Vies
Si un piéton ou un cycliste est heurté par une voiture à 55km/h le risque de mourir est de 90%. Si la vitesse d’impact par contre est 30km/h le risque va vers zéro.
Ban cars from roads near schools to stop kids breathing toxic air& reduce road danger
Sadiq Khan, mayor of London has said cars should be banned from roads near schools in order to reduce air pollution.
It comes after a recent study found that tens of thousands of children in London’s schools are exposed to illegal levels of air pollution that can damage their health permanently.
“Why can’t we work with schools and councils to have some roads outside schools where cars aren’t allowed to go? Really encourage mums, dads, carers and children to walk to school. It will be safer and you are not breathing in toxic air when playing in the playground.”
Calculation which assesses the costs of fatal, serious and non-serious casualties + the costs of physical inactivity.
Let’s Walk and Slow Down
Pedestrian safety needs to start with educating drivers and better enforcement of pedestrian rights.
A police operation in Sidney NSW, aimed to “raise awareness about road safety in the cycling community and among pedestrians and to promote safe road use”
Is pedestrian safety still seen as mostly about policing pedestrian behaviour?
There are many pedestrians who take silly risks when crossing the road, but there are even more drivers who do the wrong thing when it comes to giving way to pedestrians.
The difference is that the dangerous driver is far more likely to hurt someone else.
By Caitlin Fitzsimmons (Sidney Morning Herald)