European cities do away with traffic signs

Spiegel Online reports that traffic signs are being removed in 7 European cities to good effect. “European traffic planners are dreaming of streets free of rules and directives. They want drivers and pedestrians to interact in a free and humane way, as brethren — by means of friendly gestures, nods of the head and eye contact, without the harassment of prohibitions, restrictions and warning signs.”  Results are traffic flows better and there are fewer accidents. I think this is an example of people being autonomic.

Published by Jan Höglund

Jan Höglund has over 35 years experience in different roles as software developer, project manager, line manager, consultant, and researcher. This is his personal blog. A common theme is his search for better ways of working together.

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