In 2014, Aaron Naparstek, founder of a site called Streetsblog, coined the term ‘sneckdowns’ for the large piles of snow that accumulate by the sides of roads after a storm. While it may be surprising, they sometimes provide an opportunity to improve the design of city streets and roads. Do you know why?
Dr Margarita Martínez Díaz has developed a system capable of predicting driving times in real time, with greater precision and “robustness” than similar apps. We talk to her about this and other subjects related to mobility.
A human error is behind 9 out of 10 road accidents, and thus the arrival of the autonomous car could bring an important reduction in the number of accidents. But what’s certain is that it won’t eliminate them. In those cases, who is responsible? The driver? The manufacturer? The software developer?
It’s not a question of being pessimistic but of accepting what we are. We human beings make mistakes, it’s part of our nature. Of course not all errors have the same costs. The ones we make while driving can be very costly. Nevertheless, the way a road is designed can in many cases determine whether […]
When we see a traffic safety campaign on television, we usually think it’s directed toward adults. But several years ago, in 2007 and 2008, the Antena 3 channel in Spain began broadcasting a cartoon series titled Luz verde (“Green Light”) as part of its Ponle freno (“Put on the Brakes”) programme.
A person in a wheelchair is a pedestrian but can travel in the street in the direction of automobile traffic. Some associations are now demanding accessibility improvements in pavements so that nobody will have to “place their life at risk”