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How (not) to win friends. Mr Angry rails again

Bristol has shelved the idea of switching off traffic lights. Evening Post article here.

Added by Martin Cassini on September 1, 2010 at 10:30 — No Comments

Bristol lights-off trials

After shelving our 2008 proposal for a lights-off trial, Bristol, after pressure from the successful trial in the nearby town of Portishead, could delay no longer. But instead of giving us a few meaty four-way junctions, we were given two small, partly one-way junctions. One was at the foot of a straight downhill stretch which encouraged inappropriate speed. Also, the council was "unable" to fund a public awareness campaign -…


Added by Martin Cassini on July 19, 2010 at 18:00 — No Comments

Bristol lights-off trials

In the wake of our Portishead proof (cuts in journey time of over 50% and no incidents since the lights went out on 14 September last year), Bristol is committing to a couple of trials. Too few and too small in my view, and deregulation is not enough on its own. Among other essentials is a shift in public awareness. Story here.

Added by Martin Cassini on February 2, 2010 at 11:00 — No Comments

Bristol lights out

More background on the Bristol lights-out campaign and my involvement here. [Back tab to return to site.] They edited out the crux of what I had to say, viz. that lights are only a symptom of the underlying cause of most of our problems on the road: priority. Replace the skewed system of priority with equality, and most of our problems will vanish in a puff of… Continue

Added by Martin Cassini on November 7, 2009 at 10:00 — No Comments

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