China installs speed bumps for pedestrians (who’s non-complacent?)

They are usually reserved for impatient drivers in built-up, urban areas.

But a picturesque beauty spot in eastern China has nicked a trick from road safety campaigners worldwide – by installing speed bumps for pedestrians.

Local officials in the town of Taierzhuang have installed 50 so-called ‘calming devices’ to slow human traffic at one particular point.

…It’s believed the speed bumps, which are located at the historic site’s pedestrian entrance, are designed to encourage greater appreciation of its beauty and heritage.

Previously, there were concerns that increased footfall was becoming too frenetic – and thus compromising the experience.

Here is the story, via the excellent Mark Thorson.


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