Since a number of traffic lights stopped working on Lancaster city centre’s one-way system, we’ve suddenly had to get used to the novelty of shared space and Monderman junctions. It’s interesting to see how well it is or isn’t working. Many drivers are very courteous; others race through as if to say “Don’t you dare stop me!” As a pedestrian, I feel safer waiting for others before attempting to cross the road, but I’m learning to be more assertive with a smile and a mouthed “thank you”. But if we have the time to get used to it, will the courtesy spread?
What are other people’s experiences – from all sides of the windscreen?