Complete streets: EVOLVED
complete streets concepts are based on an old paradigm, and need to be updated to work with the advent of autonomous vehicle technology, which will change street infrastructure
The underlying cause of fatalities is not necessarily the road design. It is the HUMAN element.
As long as there are a subset of human drivers who are unprepared to drive safely, get distracted easily, speed or drive recklessly, take drugs or alcohol before they drive, then we will have fatalities on the road. I can speak from experience, I have not had an accident, let alone a fatal accident in all my life. I probably like you, are not the problem. But we let just about anybody drive in this country and the simple testing process does not make everybody an equal driver. Some drivers still look at the passenger while talking, rather than look at the road, always. Complete Streets will never solve these kind of problems. So what will?