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Proposal for calming down traffic

Sep 26, 2017 | News

Architect and urban designer Henri Comrie has supplied these photographs of a pedestrian crossing on a fairly busy road in the French province of Provence.

The crossing made of coarse stone seems to be a very successful means of calming down traffic. It connects a parking area with the Le Thoronet Monastery. Comrie suggests the use of something similar for the R44 where it runs through Stellenbosch. He believes that combining it with traffic circles at the major intersections should be very effective in reminding motorists that the road does not belongs to them only. Comrie also compares it with the pedestrian crossings in Pniel, where an approach similar to that of Le Thoronet was followed with apparent success.

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