Tag Archives: traffic system

State-sponsored neglect

Last week I saw a woman with two toddlers trying to cross Portland Road at the east end of Ilfracombe High St. For a full two minutes, a stream of drivers ignored them, including a district councillor I know but … Continue reading

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Child abuse

The traffic system is based on priority aka inequality. It sets the stage for conflict. It puts vulnerable road-users in danger. It puts the onus on the child to beware the driver, when it could and should be the other … Continue reading

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Stuck

Our roads are stuck in the age of deference. By making side roads and pedestrians defer to main road drivers, regardless who arrived first, the traffic system is chronically out-of-date, as are most of the people who run it.

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Pulling off a fast one

“We will find the money to pay for the fuel tax freeze,” says Cameron. It never enters the heads of policymakers to consider traffic system reform as a rich source of kind cuts and efficiency savings. In persuading us that we … Continue reading

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