In the UK, One City Ditches Traffic Signals at a Busy Intersection

The village of Poynton, England has addressed traffic problems on one of its busiest intersections in a devolutionary way, by eliminating traffic controls.  At an intersection that sees 26,000 vehicles per day, there are no stop signs, no stoplights, no walk signals, bike lanes or crosswalks.  The shared space idea, though controversial, has improved safety at the intersection.  Note that the creator of the video below, Martin Cassini, is a longtime shared space advocate.  Luckily, no such intersections are planned for Washtenaw County anytime soon.