Use human engineering to design (better) streets

Copenhagen cycling advocate gives TEDx talk in Zurich 96 people injured per minute in a car accident Re-make streets as […]

Copenhagen cycling advocate gives TEDx talk in Zurich

96 people injured per minute in a car accident

Re-make streets as a people space, public domain. Not car exclusive.

Cars are the problem, but the problem was generated not by people, but car makers

Welcome to the tail end of 100 years of growth in cars.

People define the streets, look what they need, design streets accordingly

Desire lines use the concept of observing what people actually do, then adjust design

Design is the element that makes a city intuitive to use

If human engineering was used to design streets, they would be safer

Some of the comments on the talk:

Engineers are brilliant problem solvers. They just need to be told which problems to solve. They are rarely leaders. They are the Can Do team. If we design a city properly, they will make it work. But as it is now, we are living in The Matrix, because traffic engineering goes unchecked and uncriticised. The 85th Percentile, for example, is a joke. An archaic study that doesn’t work. And yet it’s the first thing you learn when studying engineering. Time to change things.

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Promoting everyday cycling