clade_nade t1_irpmlaq wrote

I don't know -- I'd be happy to be proven wrong by an appropriate study, but I think traffic lights would have the opposite effect, safety-wise. Green lights are interpreted by drivers as permission to speed as fast as they want, as long as they abide by the lights (and they'll often press on the gas to rush through a yellow light, anyway). But our neighborhood is full of pedestrians crossing mid-block, kids on scooters/bikes on the sidewalk with maybe not the best control... it's not enough for cars to stop at intersections, we also need them to drive slowly in-between intersections.

I'd rather we add a lot of speed bumps and further narrow the streets (like with protected bike lanes or another method), to basically make it practically difficult for drivers to go at unsafe speeds.