Town Removes All Traffic Signals

Bohmte, Germany is following the lead of an EU program called "Shared Space", which recommends that cities remove traffic signals and find ways to encourage cars to share their space with pedestrians and bicyclists.

"The city is the first one in Germany to have scrapped all 'road clutter' in a bid to make the streets a safer place for its 13,500 inhabitants."

"Seven partner cities from five European countries cooperated over the past four years in the project, which aims to combine rather than separate the various functions of public spaces.

The main challenge is to improve the quality of public spaces and the living environment without needing to restrict or ban motorized traffic."

Full Story: In Germany, Traffic Signals Become a Thing of the Past


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