Video: Urban Rail, Signage, and Signaling

Here on Streets.MN, much has been discussed about pedestrian crossings, signage, and traffic signals on the Green Line. Because of this, it may be useful to look at what our European peers are doing. This urban railway in Slovakia is more of a tramway, but as you can see it has some dedicated right of way in places.

Note how the train interacts with people and vehicles with a near complete lack of signage and traffic signals. Try to ignore the guy surfing the tracks on a pallet. is a non-profit and is volunteer run. We rely on your support to keep the servers running. If you value what you read, please consider becoming a member.

5 Responses to Video: Urban Rail, Signage, and Signaling

  1. Adam Miller
    Adam Miller July 9, 2014 at 9:55 am #

    Is there anything quite as sad as the stunning shortage of bicycle and pedestrian signals in the former Soviet Bloc?

  2. Matt Steele
    Matt Steele July 9, 2014 at 10:02 am #

    It just hit me… this is PRT!

  3. Peter July 10, 2014 at 5:54 pm #

    Excuse me sir, what gauge is your pallet?

  4. Brian Quarstad
    bq July 14, 2014 at 2:59 pm #

    “Try to ignore the guy surfing the tracks on a pallet.”
    That means you have to watch it twice because the first time through it’s virtually impossible to ignore the guy surfing the tracks on the pallet.


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