February 29, 2016

Traffic calming with polka dots and paint

This excellent article came by way of the Atlantic CityLab  related to the work undertaken by the City of Austin Texas.  Using polka dot and paint, the City of Austin has inexpensively narrowed the crossing distance on major streets to make it easier for pedestrians to cross. It is a very simple, perhaps not too elegant solution to “normalizing” an intersection without paying for the curb bulges. And hey, if it works in Texas….

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