Thinking Outside the Metal Box
23 hours ago
|Street scene in a new British development|
|Cars cars cars, in the way because people have not|
been provided with enough space to park.
|And yet more cars even on corners. Residents are given no|
reason to cycle, but also nowhere to put their car
|Dutch street scene: Design to encourage cycling. Car parking|
is given separate space. In addition to these spaces, these homes
also have garages and extra parking at the rear.
|By bike you have more routes and more direct routes than by car|
|No need to obscure the cycle-path when there is ample room|
to park elsewhere. Concrete setts built into the grass provide
hard standing for additional visitors' cars. The house also has
parking at the rear for residents' vehicles. The cycle-path
is over 3 metres wide. In addition there is a separate
2 metre wide pavement (sidewalk)
|Road deaths in the Netherlands dropped through sustainable|
safety, not wishful thinking about safety in numbers.