Engineering Safer Drivers

Hat tip to reader Anne McLaughlin who forwards a couple of links about things that make streets safer by influencing driver behavior.

We’ve discussed here before the interesting fact that serious bicycle accidents have remained relatively constant here in Portland at the same time that the amount of cycling is increasing sharply. This study suggests that drivers seem to change their behavior as they encounter increasing numbers of cyclists and pedestrians.

Another study suggests that trees and other street furniture also seem to cause drivers to adjust their behavior in ways that reduce crashes.

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