Eclectic Curiosity


Posted on December 12th, 2004, by Steve Hardy in Archives, Uncategorized. No Comments

Rethinking traffic by making it less obvious. No street signs. No crosswalks. No accidents. Surprise: Making driving seem more dangerous could make it safer.

Roads Gone Wild. Wired’s latest issue profiles the thinking of Dutch traffic engineer Hans Monderman, a man so convinced of his methods that he’ll walk out — backwards — into busy traffic to prove the safety of them.

Wearing a striped tie and crisp blue blazer with shiny gold buttons, Monderman looks like the sort of stout, reliable fellow you’d see on a package of pipe tobacco. He’s worked as a civil engineer and traffic specialist for more than 30 years and, for a time, ran his own driving school. Droll and reserved, he’s easy to underestimate – but his ideas on road design, safety, and city planning are being adopted from Scandinavia to the Sunshine State.





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