London's Naked Street Experiment

London is attempting to make streets safer for cyclists and motorists by turning off traffic lights in one part of the city for a short amount of time.
September 7, 2009, 11am PDT | Alek Miller
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"'We will be creating a bit of indecision in all road users' minds to create a safe environment,' said Martin Low, Westminster City Council's head of transportation, which is conducting the experiment with Transport for London. 'When lights are out we have noticed that drivers are far more considerate and show more care and attention than they are when they have the reassurance of traffic lights.'"

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Published on Wednesday, September 2, 2009 in The New York Times
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