21 October 2009

Bloody Pedestrians Obstructing the Flow of Traffic

A video from the always interesting Streetfilms about motorist behaviour in New York. I'm extremely pleased to see that somebody has actually turned around and looked at the bull.

This really highlights the folly of behavioural campaigns aimed at getting cyclists - and only cyclists - to 'behave' when in fact the issue is bigger than all that.

Medicate the damn bull. With that said, New York really is the greatest Shared Space experiment in the western world. Pedestrians rarely look at the walk signal, they often merely look left or right and walk when the coast is clear. Imagine the money you could say on electricity if all those unused walk signals were removed.

Although we could channel the voltage into initiatives that slow the automotive traffic instead.

Via Tom Vanderbilt's How We Drive blog and Streetfilms.org.