Principles for including bicycles in a future of self-driving vehicles (Planetizen) Redesigning crosswalks to make cities safer (Curbed) Walkable neighborhoods make for skinny citizens (Treehugger) Our transportation system is wasteful overkill (NY Times) Governor Brown to sign equity, cap-and-trade expenditure bills in Fresno today (Business Journal) New Urban Agenda final draft released (Citiscope) Startling revelation: […]
Last night, the City of Santa Monica painted the first of its “creative crosswalks” designed to improve both safety and fun for people walking across the street. Last night’s painting was at the intersection of Ocean and Broadway. A second installation is planned for Arizona and Second Street tonight. “Creative crosswalks can create a sense […]
Reinventing the wheel? Long Beach to consider new bike registration system (hint: Bike Index, folks!) (Press Telegraph) Cycling may be the cure for workplace stress (Total Women Cycling) The myth that separated bike lanes cause pollution is total bunk; here’s why (Guardian) Yet one more way automated cars pose a danger to bikes: Tesla doors […]
When St. Louis decided not to maintain colorful new crosswalks that residents had painted, the city’s pedestrian coordinator cited federal guidance. A 2011 FHWA memo warns that colorful designs could “create a false sense of security” for pedestrians and motorists. That may sound like unremarkable bureaucrat-speak, but the phrase “false sense of security” is actually […]
Streetsblog was thrilled to hear about the quiet unveiling of San Francisco’s first raised crosswalk on a through city street, at Steiner and Hermann, across from Duboce Park. For a safe-streets advocate, raised crosswalks represent a clean break from the auto-über alles perspective that has so dominated our streets. By keeping the crosswalk at the […]
Modesto unveiled a new art installation last Friday, and to enjoy it, all people have to do is look down at their feet. If these new crosswalks help make it safer to cross the street, so much the better.