Have you ever been driving down a rural highway and noticed the speed limit changing the closer you get to the next town? If you didn’t notice, we wouldn’t be surprised, since nothing about the design of the road is telling you to slow down.
What about this one: have you ever been driving down a stroad, seen one of those “Your Speed” signs, and noticed that every single car—including maybe you—is blowing past the speed limit?
Too often in North America, we think we can manage the speeds on our roads separately from the design of our roads. This is very different from how speed is managed in countries like The Netherlands. Our friend Jason Slaughter at Not Just Bikes has put together another brilliant video to demonstrate.