Thursday, September 20, 2007

Town to remove all traffic lights and signs

Very interesting experiment: Informing citizens that they will have to judge risks on their own and cooperate voluntarily with other drivers?


Monderman's ideas have already been implemented in the town of Drachten in the north of the Netherlands, where all stop lights, traffic signs, pavements, and street markings have gone.

"It's been very successful there," Goedejohann said, adding that accidents in Drachten had been reduced significantly.

Officials in Fuerstenberg/Havel, a small town north of Berlin, are also considering adopting the "Shared Space" scheme.

But not everyone is confident it will work.