No Signs Lead To Better Driving, More Considertation

No Signs Lead To Better Driving, More Considertation
Innovation

A road scheme in the Dutch city of Makkinga has done away with road signs, traffic lights and payments and sidewalks.... 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.The utopia has already become a reality in Makkinga, in the Dutch province of Western Frisia.

Piers Fawkes, PSFK
  • 17 september 2007

A road scheme in the Dutch city of Makkinga has done away with road signs, traffic lights and payments and sidewalks. The theory is that the more we’re told what to do, the less we consider the rest of the folk on road. Spiegel reports:

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