design saves lives

traffic deaths

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Our friends at Fast Company recently wrote about NYC, where Mayor DiBlasio is aiming for zero traffic fatalities (good luck with that). Most are regulations on cars, but it’s more: they’ll also work on lanes to “clarify who belongs where on the street through better markings” and improve lighting.

Design isn’t just about looking great–good design makes good sense and can even save lives when it comes to things like crosswalks, street signs, and traffic patterns.

Lesson here: good design is a literal lifesaver.