Speeding, Parking, Traffic Calming -- these terms are becoming
part of the everyday lexicon of citizens of St. John's. With
unprecedented economic growth, our city is seeing more cars and
more traffic than our streets were designed for.
It sometimes feels like the most obvious solutions to this
change in traffic include parking garages, wider roads, and signs
with lower speed limits. However, after one hundred years of cars
and traffic, the world has produced a wide range of effective ideas
to keep traffic flowing safely.
These issues are common in Happy City discussions, so we've been
scouring the web for solutions. Most recently we came across an
excellent document from the New York City Department of
Transportation called "Measuring the Street: New Metrics for 21st
Click here to open or download this beautifully-designed PDF with
key approaches to street design. (Note: we found this here.)
Do you think we could implement some of these ideas in St.