Example of Back-to-Basics Quick-Guides: 60-Second Road Readability Check

Where are you?

  • Can you see the edges of your lane?
  • Can you see the edges of the road?
  • Can you see fixed hazards or objects such as safety barriers or drop-offs?

Where are you going?

  • Can you see ahead for ~5 seconds travel time?
  • Can you spot your intersection? / other intersections?
  • Can you see any lane drops and trap lanes?

Where are they going?

  • Can you tell if it is 2-way or 1-way?

Is it too much?

  • Is it redundant, overpowering, or cluttering?

Is it too little?

  • Do you need a speed sign or symbolic warning sign? (if so, this is a red flag)

Applied to the site below:

Where are you?

  • Can you see the edges of your lane? (day and night) – YES

Where are you going?

  • Can you see ahead for ~5 seconds travel time? (day and night) – NO