Useful background references from the archives of World Streets to lend a hand to planners, policy makers, researchers, NGOs, students, media and others concerned with the challenges of sustainable cities in general, and in particular those of calming traffic speeds in combination with other complementary measures to change, to improve and to soften the face of your city.
The idea of slowing top speeds on traffic in the city to reduce accidents and achieve other important systemic benefits would seem like a pretty sensible, straightforward and affordable thing to do. For a lot of reasons. Let’s have a look.
* To get going, you may also want to check out our Slow City 2017 Reader and Slow City: Start here.
Draft notes for a thinking exercise and comment.
– Eric Britton, Institut Supérieur de Gestion, Paris, 6 June 2017
To create a city that works for all, we must start with a vision. Policy without vision is like driving blind-folded. In this short posting we would like to explore the vision of a Slow City. You will have your own ideas on this but here are ours. And of course your comments and suggestions are as always most welcome.
* Most definitely not a city without cars, but a city in which living without a car is, on the grounds of convenience, comfort and economics for many preferable to living with one. It is not about government interference or compulsion. It is a scenario which offers more and better choices. (Does your city offer that choice?)