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» Collision Course: Why This Type Of Road Junction Will Keep Killing Cyclists
"Naturally, as per the conditions of a collision course being signalled by a constant bearing, for any speed of the approaching car there is a speed at which a cyclist will remain obscured by the front pillar almost until the point of impact."
cycling  traffic  illusions  design  death 
january 2018 by kevan - User Movie: 1K Project II by sMull
Driving game Trackmania allows you to overlay and compare replays; here's what happens if you combine a thousand of them - a huge, liquid tidal wave of cars, occasionally thinning out to leap like wildebeest, or fall like rain.
games  traffic  videos  via:funmotion 
september 2006 by kevan - Police Use Parking Scooter To Scan For Stolen Cars
Giving traffic wardens GPS/OCR superpowers, deservedly; was saying the other day that they must be moving more and more towards free-roaming high-tech low-skill mobs. "At 15mph, officers can now scan about 1,000 cars an hour."
traffic  police  technology  surveillance  transport  via:wmmna 
april 2005 by kevan
Road Rage Flip Book
Dynamic bumper stickers - angry large-print messages to hold up Wile-E.-Coyote style at other drivers.
traffic  transport  language  signs 
february 2005 by kevan
SFGate: Stoplight to punish suburban speeders
Punishing detected speeders with an extra twenty seconds of red light at the next junction. "It's depriving you of another one of your liberties - going fast." says an idiot.
police  surveillance  traffic 
november 2004 by kevan
Times Online - Death Row
The A59 - arguably Britain's most dangerous, badly-designed and badly-evolved road. "The fact that we overlook local authorities when apportioning blame for a crash means that a powerful incentive to improve bad roads is just not there."
death  design  traffic  transport 
september 2004 by kevan
The London Road Traffic Noise Map
Red for noise, green for peace. "They will help us to see how different types of building layout can affect the spread of noise, the havens of quiet that already exist within the city, and how careful planning could create more of them."
london  maps  sound  traffic  transport 
september 2004 by kevan
IOL: Wasp attack spreads German traffic jam
"A German truck driver lost control of his vehicle while trying to swat a wasp and spilled his 15-ton load of jam jars on the motorway."
food  traffic  wasps 
september 2004 by kevan
Ananova - Wobbly lines 'blamed on map creases'
"What we really wanted [were] straight parallel lines, one down each side of the road 480cm apart. Unfortunately there was a problem with the drawings which were badly folded and creases made some of the measurements look like 430cm and 420cm instead."
cheating  illusions  maps  traffic 
august 2004 by kevan
BBC NEWS | Wobbly road lines puzzle drivers
The mysterious and unexplained wobbly-line illusory road-calming in the New Forest a few weeks ago turned out to have been a cover-up for some surreally incompetent line-painting.
cheating  illusions  traffic 
august 2004 by kevan News - Illusion of danger a radical way to cut speed
Creating driver uncertainty by "narrowing roads, blurring pavement edges and removing white lines from the middle of roads".
illusions  psychology  traffic 
august 2004 by kevan
Traffic JammerJX
A satisfying coloured-car redirection puzzle game.
games  traffic 
july 2004 by kevan
Guardian Unlimited | Driving into the abyss
George Monbiot on 4x4s. "Why roll anything up to 7.6 tons of metal (the Hummer H1) onto the road, when a bicycle will do just as well? Well, it's partly because people are terrified of being mown down by 7.6 tonnes of metal."
death  technology  traffic  transport 
july 2004 by kevan
Guardian Unlimited Politics | Motorway fast lane for car share commuters
"In other countries, similar schemes have created a market in people - often children - hiring themselves as 'passengers'."
children  politics  traffic 
july 2004 by kevan
"Changed Priorities Ahead" pictures
Faked roadsigns in Exeter, from four years ago. Much better than the contextless "some art, but in a red circle" ones.
cheating  squid  symbols  traffic 
june 2004 by kevan
Example Woonerf Blueprint
Looking like a vertically-scrolling video game map. Bench around low lighting column! -50 points!
design  maps  traffic  walking  filetype:jpg  media:image 
may 2004 by kevan
Walking Design and Engineering - Woonerfs
"They are typically narrow streets without curbs and sidewalks, and vehicles are slowed by placing trees, planters, parking areas, and other obstacles in the street."
society  traffic  walking 
may 2004 by kevan Technology | Why don't we do it in the road?
Signless, ruleless inner-city traffic control - forcing drivers and pedestrians to interact at around 20mph, the maximum speed at which eye contact still works; our ancestral top-running-speed.
emergence  law  society  traffic  walking 
may 2004 by kevan
History of British Traffic Signs
From Roman milestones through pre-war Cambrian-explosion insanity, to the present day.
design  fonts  law  symbols  traffic  transport 
may 2004 by kevan
BBC Listen Again : Routemasters (1/5) - link only good for one week
History of transport-related design; this week, roadsigns. The importance of a good font, the argument over upper/lower case, and an interview with Margaret Calvert, who designed many of the still-in-use symbols.
design  fonts  interviews  radio  symbols  traffic  transport 
may 2004 by kevan
Self-Deploying Robot Traffic Cones
"We're designing the system in such a way that the barrels are very stupid - so that they are very reliable and inexpensive."
daleks  robots  technology  traffic 
april 2004 by kevan

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