Tag Archives: Poynton
A few years ago, the Guardian ran an editorial against me in praise of traffic lights. Are they beginning to see the light? http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/may/09/in-praise-of-poynton-intersection “ … the doubters have been confounded” – this links to a piece in a local paper … Continue reading
As mentioned before, as far as I know, no-one died of phone-hacking, but coverage is (or was) wall-to-wall. Meanwhile, on the roads, every year, 25000 are killed or hurt, many of them children. Yet my pitches to press and broadcast … Continue reading
Thanks to Ian Walker for bringing this article by Sarah Goodyear to my attention. Judging by many of the comments, a lot of people still don’t get it. The phrase “shared space” has a life of its own. Equality Streets … Continue reading
As far as I know, no-one has died from phone hacking. On the other hand, every year on our mismanaged roads, 25000 humans are killed or seriously injured. Phone hacking is never out of the media. But The Times thinks … Continue reading
A blog post about the launch of the Poynton film: here.
Blog post by Dick Puddlecote about the IEA Poynton film launch here.
The little town of Poynton in Cheshire puts to shame cities such as London, Brighton, Bristol, Oxford and Cambridge by introducing the UK’s most innovative traffic scheme to date, proving that equality expressed through design can tame, decongest and render safe the … Continue reading
Last week I finished a draft edit of a film about Poynton, a community thriving again after liberation from decades of oppressive traffic engineering. More material needs to be shot, so it’s still a couple of months away from publication, but … Continue reading
Traffic control produces congestion, pollutes the planet, kills the joy, sucks tens of billions from the public purse, makes roads dangerous, and yes, kills children. Spontaneous lights-out-of-action events and lights-off trials show that humans are more than capable of negotiating … Continue reading