Over the holidays I have been reading The Idler 42: Smash the System. It has a series of essays that really make you ‘think’.

One talks about Road Witch - which is about people reclaiming streets by calming traffic in an unofficial way 🙂  Once upon a time  people could feel more relaxed and safe on the streets.  Now the cars own the road and people are forced to retreat into their houses.

It’s not just a safety problem, it also effects the local community spirit and cohesion.

The Road Witch site seems a bit dated, but is worth a browse through.

I especially liked what Ted called the ‘WTF’ experience - where having ‘things’ on display - like the Mega Bunny - just cause cars/drivers to slow down naturally.