Compare and Contrast two accounts of the way People and Traffic are ordered.
In forming an answer to this question I will consider the differences between the Monderman thesis and the Buchanan Report in the role of ordering the relationships between people and traffic throughout history and how these differences reflect the world today. I will do this by discussing the opposing views of Monderman and Buchanan and how these relate to the ordering of modern society.
In society today expectations on the shoulders of the drivers is often unfair in that if they get in to some conflict with a pedestrian that this is automatically their fault, this is not always the case sometimes a pedestrian may have been running over the road or crossing a crossing when the lights are green and this is the drivers right of way. Generally people and traffic get along in harmony this is something that has happened over time and this goes to show that lives are ordered without even knowing.
Firstly I shall look at the Buchanan theory. In the 1960s he was commissioned to conduct a report on how many cars were on the road and how the cars on the road were interlinked with the pedestrians, he felt that in order to move forward with the amount of cars on the roads that cars should be isolated away from living areas. Buchanan stated that cars should only be able to go to certain places away from highly populated living areas he Buchanan felt that cars should only be able to travel to and from work and to park outside of their house he felt that cars should be banned for towns and in the 60s this became a chosen vision. This report was commissioned as the Ministry of Transport felt that more roads needed to be built and that new towns needed to be built or modified to hold the flow of transport however Buchanan felt that he needed to approach the report in a scientific way and he claimed that:
“The whole subject of traffic in towns is capable of being put on a rational and...