Wednesday 20 September 2017

Hear guru of naked streets

EVERY day, more traffic lights and road signs are erected to regulate our movement in cities. At the same time, advances in car technology mean safety is being increasingly entrusted to in-car computers. Is too much responsibility being taken from the driver? Can less be more?

These questions will be debated at an automotive forum organised by the Irish Motoring Writers Association (IMWA) and sponsored by Semperit Tyres. The forum, which is open to the public, will take place at Newman House on St Stephen's Green, Dublin, on Monday, September 20, at 12.30pm.

The expert speaker will be Ben Hamilton-Baillie, a leading proponent of 'Naked Streets', an approach to urban design that involves ridding streets of traffic lights, road signs and markings.

Mr Hamilton-Baillie has provided urban design consultancy to a number of Irish local authorities.

Also speaking will be James Remfrey from Continental's chassis and safety division, who will provide an insight into how car technology is likely to support the role of the driver now and in the future.

Sunday Independent

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