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“Cars Are Slowing Down in European Cities”

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  1. chdot
    Admin

    Across Europe, cities are proving that lowering speed limits makes neighborhoods safer and more livable while reducing dependence on cars.

    https://reasonstobecheerful.world/cars-slowing-down-european-cities/

    Posted 1 month ago #
  2. LaidBack
    Member

    Bitte.... nicht so schnell!

    Cars are slowing down here but just due to there being too many.

    Posted 1 month ago #
  3. gembo
    Member

    Injuries also down in Edinburgh and Welsh data?

    Posted 1 month ago #
  4. neddie
    Member

    Cars slowed down in Edinburgh when 20mph was introduced. Now they're speeding up again...

    ...thanks to absolutely zero enforcement and absolutely nothing a citizen can do about rogue speeders, not even social ostracisation.

    Once they've sped past your house, there is no way to catch them. Literally nothing you can do.

    If only there was a technical way to geofence and speed-limit cars. In the meantime, we should just ban cars - that would focus minds a bit...

    Posted 1 month ago #
  5. EdinburghCycleCam
    Member

    Also not helped that Police Scotland claim that even with video evidence, they can't charge drivers with speeding. In my case I estimated they were going at 50-55 MPH in Holyrood Park, a 20 MPH limit. The officer said "They're clearly speeding, but we can't tell by how much so there's nothing we can do. We can only charge them if they're caught on a speed camera".

    Posted 1 month ago #
  6. mcairney
    Member

    A good starting place would be turning all the 'speed advisory' signs i.e. the ones with the digital speed readouts into speed cameras. Speeding is pretty much endemic now due to a lack of enforcement.

    Posted 1 month ago #
  7. dessert rat
    Member

    meanwhile in the Borders all of the speed cameras have been turned off, as apparently driver behaviour has changed and they are no longer needed. Seems very odd/unlikely.

    Posted 1 month ago #
  8. mcairney
    Member

    Driver behaviour has changed in as much that they all know where the cameras are :)

    Posted 1 month ago #

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