Cambridge has built a new roundabout embodying the change in hierarchy that usually happens when traffic lights are out of action. It seems to be the breakthrough I’ve been advocating for two decades. The desired shift in the balance of power in favour of the vulnerable road-user might have been achieved for less money, and nationwide, via re-education, de-regulation, roadway redesign and legal reform, but this looks to be the first decent thing Cambridge and the DfT have done since I saw the light about traffic lights in that city in 2000. My calls to abolish unequal priority have always been rejected by the DfT, but maybe they were listening all along. The fact that this story (as far as I know) didn’t make the mainstream press or the Today Programme shows the bizarrely low value placed on road safety and efficiency. Article here.