I’d rather have more play roads as they are called here in Germany, in all the areas people live and the roads are tight, with a walking speed limit.


Amsterdam seems like a nice place to visit.


the article no longer exists for me


ooo ty!

Cap avatar

My vehicle almost idles at that speed! Hope it works out for them. You could probably go faster on a bike. You know what I'm going to do? Read the article. I'll be back with an edit if needed.

Edit: 80% of Amsterdam will have a speed limit of 30km/hr to increase safety and reduce noise.


You could probably go faster on a bike

Yeah, that’s kinda the point. I’m a gear head through and through, and I support fewer cars in the city, it is not where they belong. I just spend 15 minutes driving around looking for a parking spot tonight. I wished I’d just been able to hop off a train.

@MisterFrog@lemmy.world avatar

You could probably go faster on a bike.

Amsterdam is well known for making trips by bike and foot the fastest and best way to get around. I am very jealous.


That is just shy of 20 miles an hour for the guys that need freedom units


Which is pretty close to the speed limit of almost all the roads in Manhattan. Not sure why this is “world news” lol

@MoonRaven@feddit.nl avatar

I don’t know about there in the US, but in the Netherlands, we follow the speed limits. I hear crazy stuff about speeding in the US.


Driving in the US is done on feeling alone. It doesn’t matter what the limit is, it matters what speed you think feels best. Everyone’s always doing that and if you’re only going the speed limit you’re probably obstructing the flow of traffic.

It’s absolutely as bad as it sounds

@MoonRaven@feddit.nl avatar

Here we modify the road so it feels unsafe to go over the limit. This can be the type of road, speedbumps, etc.


We do that too, sometimes. Mostly we just make them wider and more hostile to pedestrians


lol 18 mph? deliveries in hours will now take days. prepare for shipping shortages


Lmao. Name checks out


lol this is in Amsterdam, it won’t change a Amsterdamn thing.






The following chart should basically be the end of any argument on setting speed limits to 30 km/h: https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/7a71a340-1f14-4a27-9ba9-545292ead9dd.png

TimewornTraveler, (edited )

Cool chart, where’d you get it?

Some rough conversions:

30 km/h = 18 miles/h

50 = 30

70 = 45

96 = 60


I found it here, but it refers back to another source material: researchgate.net/…/Wramborgs-model-for-fatality-p…


I don’t disagree with you, however even this chart is probably biased because everyone drives at or above posted limits. Once you lower all the limits this chart will shift left, however, the slower you are moving the more reaction time you have and accidents that do occur are less fatal or destructive, so maybe in the end it will reduce accidents. I will be curious to see after a few months or a year of data.


While I haven’t read the original source material, the labels for the chart are for collision speeds, not posted speed limits for collisions.

It’s true that there’s a large problem in many places with speed limit compliance, but this is primarily a problem of design - the streets encourage driving at speeds that are higher than the posted limit - and secondarily about enforcement, or lack thereof.

I agree that there are likely fewer accidents occurring at lower speeds as well, given that they are easier to avoid at those speeds. This is also a good argument for 30 km/h max speeds in urban areas.


It’s funny to see this reach “world news”. I’m quite looking forward to my street being a bit quieter.

@JohnnyCanuck@lemmy.ca avatar

I’m guessing they piloted this first, but the difference in speed limits between transit and adjacent regular vehicles seems dangerous to me.

In general, I find that speed limits are more effective when they are accompanied with the actual infrastructure… If you have a big wide avenue with few obstacles and smooth asphalt, people will tend to drive faster. Squeeze the lanes down, add planters along the side, a rough surface (e.g. cobblestone or brick), etc., and people will naturally allow down.

@TonyTonyChopper@mander.xyz avatar

The Netherlands already have good infrastructure design


In general, I find that speed limits are more effective when they are accompanied with the actual infrastructure

This is a known phenomenon. The solutions you mention are part of whats called traffic calming and they are very effective.


Damn, that’s pretty slow. An ebike can easily match that speed.

That would certainly make it so everyone can share the road comfortably, and encourage more non-car traffic.

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