Let’s keep the discussion going about slowing the cars.
New York City only used speed bumps to slow the cars on narrow city streets, and injuries to people walking or biking actually increased 6 percent. London added raised crosswalks, raised intersections, curb extensions, pedestrian refuges, traffic diverters, mini-roundabouts, and other traffic-calming measures.
London’s Slow Zones Save Lives and New York’s Don’t. Here’s Why.
In New York’s slow zones, speed humps are the only physical traffic calming measure. London uses a greater variety of traffic calming measures, installed more intensively.