Excellent traffic control is important from circulation to signage. Thankfully, most facilities manage slower speeds than those on public roads and highways, which lowers risk. On the other hand, people and cars may be more likely to share the road with pedestrians who may cross erratically through parking lots.
Drivers distracted by texting are a recent but very large danger on the roads.
Speed is the primary factor in most vehicle accidents—increasing both risk and severity. As drivers move faster, they have less time to respond to road conditions and any resulting collision causes more damage. To counter the problem of speeding, municipalities can choose from a number of
Wherever people and cars are in close proximity, traffic safety is of heightened concern. Near playgrounds and schools, in parking lots and multiuse areas, aggressive driving is a safety risk for pedestrians. Speed reduction is one way to protect people in these areas. Slower traffic speeds
Traditionally, planners see road safety as a “Three E’s” problem, solved through engineering, education, and enforcement.
Urban landscaping in the 20th century focused on the quick and unobstructed flow of motor vehicle traffic. It is only within the last few decades that urban planning has started to embrace more balanced spaces within the community—encouraging walking, cycling, and outdoor social interaction. This