Wednesday, October 4, 2023

safe streets

CarsPublic Safety

It’s Time To Talk About Speed. No, Not The Adderall Shortage.

A society with 40,000 deaths each year from traffic violence can’t claim to be virtuous, progressive, or innovative– at least, not when we have plenty of proven solutions to reduce the rates of traffic fatalities.

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What, Me Block A Bike Lane? Trouble at Ford’s Ziggurat of Mobility

The Blue Oval scores another kind of big, fat, blue oval, rotated 90°, for its commitment to walkability and bikeability in the new Michigan Central Station project.

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Urban Planning

How To Find Nonpartisan Consensus in Sustainable Urbanism

In an era when political discourse seems so fragmented, polarized, and toxic, is it possible to find consensus on any issue? A recent trip to Southwest Florida featured an interesting conversation on the subject– around transportation infrastructure that can make South Florida’s cities safer and more attractive for the large number of tourists and residents alike.

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Urban Planning

Our Top Ten Scariest Things In Urbanism This Halloween

Halloween is a spooky time of year. Know what else is spooky? Well, we have a list of ten things– which we meticulously compiled while wearing our costumes in the war room of Handbuilt Heavy Industries, Ltd.

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MobilityPublic SafetyUrban Planning

Washington, DC’s Big Car Tax Is A Novel, Necessary Approach To Traffic Fatalities.

Pedestrian and cyclist safety has a new potential ally in the form of an annual registration tax for huge, heavy cars.

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MobilityPublic Safety

“We’ve Got A Delegation, Bro”: Exemptions to DC Law, If You’ve Got The Money

Car culture sucks. Even in the nation’s capital, where the city doesn’t seem able to prevent cars from parking all over sidewalks, at bus stops, and its drivers from telling you that they’re allowed to, because.

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CyclingMobilityUrban Planning

Google Maps Needs To Do A Better Job Showing Pedestrian Infrastructure.

Cars take center stage on Google Maps, even when you’re not looking for a driving route. It raises some interesting questions about how maps depict nonmotorized transportation infrastructure.

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Business & EconomicsConsumer ProductsMobility

Libert-e-bikes: Marketing Mobility As Freedom

Michael Robertson, who founded a peer platform of the ill-fated Napster in 1997, once referred to cars as “liberty machines.” It’s a dominant belief among many car owners. Are eBike companies challenging that assumption in their marketing material?

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EcologyStreetscapingTransit infrastructure

Greener Streets, Safer Streets: Less Flooding Through Better Transportation Infrastructure

In the aftermath of a catastrophic flooding event a few weeks ago, Detroiters cleaned out their basements of water-damaged and

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HousingMobilityReal EstateUrban Planning

Greenways, The Ultimate High-Density Corridor Development Tool?

Nat compares the Midtown Greenway in Minneapolis to the Joe Louis Greenway in Detroit, which broke ground this past week.

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