adding page this day:
In a world where most cars are driving themselves, pedestrians could reign supreme trib.al/p9lKMd6
pedestrians usually end up the defense, watching for traffic before timidly lifting a foot off the sidewalk.
But with all the evidence that robots will drive far more safely and with greater adherence to the law than people, pedestrians’ incentives around safety will change. They may simply cross when they want to, confident that the vigilant AVs won’t touch them. Following that conclusion, Millard-Ball suggests that pedestrians may also be more empowered to jaywalk. Kids may play in the streets (like the olden days!). And cyclists may be more confident to “take the lane” and ride on streets without special bike lanes.
how large is a city street neighborhood that functions capably? if we look as successful street-neighborhood networks in real life, we find this is a meaningless question, because wherever they work best, street neighborhoods have no beginnings and ends setting them apart as distinct units. – Jane Jacobs
Leyla Acaroglu (@LeylaAcaroglu) tweeted at 5:23 AM – 25 Nov 2017 :
The power of good design based on systems interactions “Road signs suck. What if we got rid of them all?” https://t.co/sAGX0w0FtI via @voxdotcom #design #urbandesign #systemsdesign (http://twitter.com/LeylaAcaroglu/status/934397099545956353?s=17)
Robin Chase (@rmchase) tweeted at 5:20 AM – 11 Apr 2018 :
If ever there were a strong rationale for improving walking, biking, shared vehicles this is it. Gasp at annual cost of parking in cities https://t.co/mIzaUaQkSG (http://twitter.com/rmchase/status/984028447835115520?s=17)
1/3 of urban driving costs are for parking (other costs also include time lost to congestion)
via sandy rt
Kaid Benfield (@Kaid_in_DC) tweeted at 5:57 AM – 11 Apr 2018 :
Excellent insights & facts on the sometimes convoluted politics of sidewalks from @completestreets director Emiko A. https://t.co/ue3joHNSht(http://twitter.com/Kaid_in_DC/status/984037742551150592?s=17)
In Shel Silverstein’s beloved children’s poetry collection, “Where the Sidewalk Ends”is a paradisal space, free from the pressures of the city. “Let us leave this place where the smoke blows back,” he wrote, “and the dark street winds and bends… to the place where the sidewalk ends.”
The suburbs have seen their own increase in population and, with it, numerous traffic woes, which have prompted locals to consider alternative modes of transportation. ..Along the way, sidewalks have come to represent the chaotic intersection of infrastructure budgeting, safety concerns, and property rights in communities across the country.
So why don’t we just pour a little concrete out for these walkers? Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, an expert in urban planning at the University of California Los Angeles, says it goes back to the Shel Silverstein days.
“There is this perception… that if we have sidewalks, we’re going to bring people who do not belong to our neighborhoods,” she says.