PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards encourages all Pennsylvanians to participate in the Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan community survey, which will help guide the department as it aims to improve conditions for walking and bicycling across the state.
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This was the first workshop in a four part series entitled "Planning for the 21st century - emerging trends" focusing on relevant topics in Transportation Planning. This event was moderated by Professor Susan Shaheen, co-Director of the Transportation Sustainability Research Center at UC Berkeley, and highlighted presentations by Offer Grembek, co-director of SafeTREC at UC Berkeley, and Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, Dean of Academic Affairs and Urban Planning Professor at UCLA. Both speakers focused on a series of issues that affect walking and bicycling and proposed solutions. The presentations covered key trends of pedestrian and bicycle activity across California and presented strategies that Caltrans in particular can pursue towards achieving their walking and bicycling goals. A lively discussion ensued after the presentations in which the speakers replied to questions from both the live audience and the online community.
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The Oregon Department of Transportation wants your input and comment on a large-scale bicycle pedestrian plan for the state of Oregon. It's not a plan for facilities, but a plan for plans and policies that will eventually include facilities. Please help by going to http://www.tinyurl.com/oregonbikeplan.
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How do you capture Seattle’s complications, quirks and ever-changing population? A new digital project is mapping out the evolving city by collecting poems that tell unique stories, from growing up in an affluent neighborhood to memories of homelessness and cold concrete. Jeffrey Brown reports on Seattle’s “Poetic Grid.”
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Janette Sadik-Khan was the Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) from 2007-2013. Janette Sadik-Khan famously converted a segment of Broadway into a pedestrian plaza, but this was part of a larger framework of wherein the DOT would paint, measure, then finalize street re-designs. The pedestrian plazas built by the DOT tended to be where streets intersected at non-right angles, as with Broadway, or where the space was under-utilized for parking, as in the early Pearl Street Plaza project. Under her predecessor, Iris Weinshall, traffic designs were finalized on paper and then built based on the AASHTO Highway Designs that have long been criticized as being tailored for rural and suburban needs.
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Red and Green Pavement Markings, What do they all mean? Dongho Chang, SDOT City Traffic Engineer explains Bicycle and Transit markings that help Bike and Transit riders, and drivers and pedestrians navigate the city. It's a part of our efforts to keep everyone safe as they travel in and around the city. Red lanes identify Transit Bus only and at certain locations those restrictions are tied to commute hours, others are 24/7 transit only. Green Bike Boxes are green spaces that creates a space before the intersection so that people on bikes can cross the intersections ahead of traffic. This makes bikes more visible and predictable to approaching drivers. Green Two-stage Left Turn Box offers bicyclists a safer left turn at multi-lane signalized intersections and helps create predictability for drivers and riders. Seattle is consistently recognized as one of the safest cities in the country, but there's more to do to reach Vision Zero, our plan to end traffic fatalities and serious injuries by 2030. We are continuing to improve our transportation network to make it safer for everyone. SDOT would like to thank everyone for continuing to look out for each other, whether you're walking, biking, or driving, so we can all get to where we're going safely.
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A Google TechTalk, 11/14/17, presented by Anat Caspi ABSTRACT: Sidewalks form the fabric of urban life, connecting nearly every kind of travel and mode of transportation. As individual travelers, we present varied information requirements about the pedestrian environment consisting of static and transient attributes of the sidewalks ranging from elevation changes to curb ramps to transient surface conditions. Surprisingly, such data, and even the location of sidewalks, are generally unavailable in a user-consumable format. Equitable pedestrian wayfinding is crucial for a barrier-free city, where people with different abilities can independently access customized, relevant, and up-to-date routing information along pedestrian paths. However, existing routing solutions are rarely aware of sidewalks as data entities and primarily optimize for distance, offering inappropriate routes, for instance, with steep inclines that are unusable by many manual wheelchair users. A data model for equitable pedestrian wayfinding must flexibly support an annotated pedestrian network: a connected graph model that represents sidewalk segments and the way they connect and that can be visualized and populated with data to parameterize a personal cost function. With adequate data, we are able to model navigation behavior and wayfinding among people with disabilities, and build generalized models for non-motorized behavior in pedestrian travel networks. To address these challenges, the Taskar Center for Accessible Technology at the Paul G. Allen School engages with and co-designs solutions with accessibility advocacy groups, data scientists, and academics. Anat Caspi will present a set of tools and applications we have developed under the OpenSidewalks and AccessMap projects that enable custom pedestrian routing and improved infrastructure investment in urban planning. About the speaker: Dr. Anat Caspi is Director of the Taskar Center for Accessible Technology (TCAT) whose mission is to develop, translate, and deploy technology that improves quality of life for individuals with diverse mobility and speech abilities. The TCAT projects presented here focus on improving mobility options and access to commuting options for individuals of all abilities. Caspi directs accessible technology projects at the Paul G. Allen School along with collaborations with other departments at the University of Washington. Caspi’s research interests are in the areas of ubiquitous sensing and computing, and applications of machine learning in Data Science for Social Good. Caspi is particularly interested in ways in which collaborative commons and community cooperation can challenge and transform the current economics of assistive technology and incentivize rapid development and deployment of equitably- and inclusively designed technology. Caspi is currently helping to evolve and scale the inclusive design curriculum at the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering. Caspi received a B.S. with Honors and M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University; she received a Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the joint graduate group in BioE at the University of California at Berkeley and San Francisco. Caspi is the 2017 recipient of Northwest Access Fund Innovation Award, recognizing her contribution and development of products that have improved the quality of life for individuals with a disability in the Pacific Northwest region.
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Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) hosted a “First Hill Streetcar Safety Day” last week at the Occidental & Jackson, Broadway & Denny, and 14th & Washington stations. Please view in HD setting for the highest resolution quality. The Safety Day featured Metro streetcar operators onboard stationary streetcars at the three station locations. The public was invited to board and check out the new streetcars and ask questions about how they operate and learn streetcar safety tips. SDOT Rail Transit Manager Ethan Melone gives Streetcar 101 here on our latest Blog Video. The First Hill Streetcar will operate from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Saturday, with 10 minute headways during peak commute periods, and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. It will help connect and serve major hospitals (Swedish Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center), higher education institutions (Seattle Central College and Seattle University), and sporting event venues (CenturyLink & Safeco Field). If you couldn’t make it to Safety Day, here are few things you need to know: Streetcars are quiet. They may sound warning bells and horns when necessary. There are no fences or barriers separating streetcars from other cars, bikes or pedestrians. Drivers should be prepared to stop behind streetcars. Streetcars cannot swerve to avoid obstacles as they run on tracks. Streetcars sometimes have their own traffic signals and can cross the street when other vehicles cannot. Cyclists should cross streetcar tracks at a right angle to avoid falling. The First Hill Streetcar line was built by the City of Seattle in partnership with Sound Transit, with funding provided by the 2008 voter approved Sound Transit expansion plan. The streetcar system is an important part of Seattle’s transportation network, and will help to improve mobility and reduce traffic congestion in the city. Find out more about the Seattle Streetcar at http://www.seattlestreetcar.org/ and sign up to receive streetcar news and updates. SDOT will announce a start date for service once final phase testing is completed.
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Now that the tunneling machine Bertha’s work is complete, it’s possible to fly a drone with a video camera from end-to-end inside Seattle’s SR 99 tunnel. In two minutes, you’ll see two miles of ongoing construction work. The upper roadway of the tunnel’s double-deck highway is more than 85% complete. Up next? Installation of the lower roadway, and all the systems it takes to operate a modern tunnel.
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"The work of a transport commissioner isn't just about stop signs and traffic signals," explains Janette Sadik-Khan, who was appointed to that role in New York City in 2007. In this funny and thought-provoking talk, she details the thinking behind successful initiatives to reshape street life in the 5 boroughs, including the addition of pedestrian zones in Times Square and the arrival of Citi Bikes. Watch for the special cameo at the end of the talk. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more. Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at http://www.ted.com/translate Follow TED news on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tednews Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TEDtalksDirector
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The Interstate Highway System was one of America's most revolutionary infrastructure projects. It also destroyed urban neighborhoods across the nation. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app. Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o
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The Dutch build cycle paths right on their junctions. So they must have wider streets, right? Wrong! This video shows how it is done, no extra space needed. More info: http://bicycledutch.wordpress.com/2011/04/07/state-of-the-art-bikeway-design-or-is-it/ And see part 2 of this video too: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HDN9fUlqU8 A real example of this intersection design is shown in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TemAwgUrWJc
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For many years, New York City's Queens Boulevard was known as the "Boulevard of Death", where from 2003 to 2013, 38 pedestrians & cyclists died and 450 suffered severe injuries. At over 7 miles long it cuts through the heart of Queens as it stretches to a chaotic 12 to 16 lanes in width in some areas - which makes it extremely dangerous for any human being using it, and yes, even just crossing it. Last year, the New York City of Transportation announced that Mayor Bill de Blasio had committed $100 million dollars to make it safer and humanize the road in step with his administration's commitment to Vision Zero. Ahead of permanent reconstruction in 2018, the DOT wanted to build in safety and features immediately. After myriad meetings and consultation with communities along the corridor, the preliminary safety treatments are in, and they are already startling. If you're a urban planner or traffic engineer (or a student studying such) or an advocate wondering just what can be done when looking at what seems an impossible situation then do I have the Streetfilm for you! We were given an exclusive tour of the changes with NYC DOT Deputy Commissioner Ryan Russo and he showed us the tremendous creativity their entire team put in to make the transformation a reality. Queens Boulevard is as complicated as a roadway there is: nearly every block is different from the one prior. To put a bike lane and pedestrian mall on it, and one that feels relatively comfortable, seemed an insane task. Yet here it is. I'll admit, it's hard to hide my accolades here as I have ridden and lived nearby Queens Blvd for years. I was skeptical when the announcement was made that I would see any truly life-altering change. And even if so it might take 5, 10 years. But the installation has been swift and extremely well-thought out. The service road is noticeably slower, narrower and easier to navigate on foot or bike. So much so, I was motivated to create this historical document and learning tool that people can put to use in their community. If you can put a good protected bike lane on Queens Boulevard, then it should put nearly every road in America in play. In 2015 there were no deaths on the Boulevard.
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Urban density is fundamental principle of sustainable development. Density supports economic and creative vibrancy, social integration, and a healthy, environmental sustainable development model. As the world’s population continues to urbanize, our cities have two options for growth: densify or sprawl. The private-car dependent sprawl model of the 20th century must change, and move away from a reliance on private cars, to accommodate a more populous, and more prosperous world. In this charming video featuring a mix of animation, stats and video, the Institute for Transportation & Development Policy (ITDP) & Streetfilms have teamed up to bring you the most important reasons for building dense. By 2050 about 75% of all the world's population will be urban so it is vital for the health of the planet we choose correctly, and do it now. Check out our other great team productions with ITDP including... "Parking: Searching for the Good Life in the City": https://vimeo.com/100258778 "Riding the Bike Share Boom": https://vimeo.com/80460045
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USDOT safety assessment of large vehicles with non-motorized traffic (pedestrians and bicyclists) in the south of downtown (SoDo) Seattle area. Participants: FMCSA, FHWA, NHTSA, FTA, FRA, Seattle DOT and West Seattle Bicycle Connections.)
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Urban Planning: How to Create a Transit Friendly City Environment - Cities in the Balance Video - Information on building a livable, green, public transportation friendly City of the Future while protecting the environment & reducing dependency on foreign oil - Cities such as Austin Texas, Portland Oregon, San Francisco California, New Orleans Louisiana, New York City, and Seattle Washington serve as excellent examples. Tags: Urban Planning: How to Create a Transit Friendly City Environment - Cities in the Balance Video Green Garden Eco Environment Square Nature Gardens Pedestrian Friendly Earth Organic Water Environmental Sustainable Eden Showdown Sustainability Ecology Living Secret Conservation Natural Pollution Nyc Urban Botanical Backyard Building Ecofriendly Evergreen Reuse Metropolis NYC San Francisco New Orleans Chicago New Urbanism Urban Planning Design Landscape Architecture Cities in the Balance: Creating the Transit- Friendly Environment (1995) http://archive.org/details/gov.dot.fhwa.ttp.vh-349 http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/ This video is a work of the United States Federal Government prepared by federal government officers and/or employees as part of their official duties and is not copyrightable and is in the public domain and free to use for any purpose including commercial use. Federal Highway Adminstration Cities in the Balance: Creating the Transit- Friendly Environment Contrasting modern suburban development with older, urban neighborhoods, this video depicts the relationship between transit and land use, and illustrates land use mitigations to make transit an attractive alternative to the automobile. Neo-traditional planning, transit- oriented design, and modest retrofits of existing suburbs are shown. The main thesis of the video is that our dependence on the automobile is the direct result of how we build our cities. Producer: Federal Highway Adminstration Creative Commons license: CC0 1.0 Universal
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http://www.pedestrians.org 0:25 --We visit Ottawa to learn about their new pedestrian plan: 6:29 --We examine the impact of neighborhood walkability on seniors: 13:10 --We look at traffic and sidewalks along Holland Avenue: 21:47 --Tinted windows are a growing problem for pedestrians. . . . . . . . . . . . . . "Perils For Pedestrians" appears on public access cable channels in 150 cities across the United States. Help us get on the public access channel where you live. Produced by John Z Wetmore.
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http://www.pedestrians.org 0:40 --Self-use crosswalk flags in Kirkland, Washington. 2:56 --Seattle Washington's Pedestrian Program. 11:44 --Feet First advocates for pedestrians in Seattle, Washington. 14:43 --A study by the Victoria Transportation Policy Institute reveals that pedestrians subsidize automobiles. 17:05 --The annual meeting of The American Planning Association. 21:48 --Wheelchair detectors to supplement push buttons for signals. 24:03 --The Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Greenways program. 26:56 --An inconsiderate homeowner allows poison ivy to reach across the sidewalk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . "Perils For Pedestrians" appears on public access cable channels in 150 cities across the United States. Help us get on the public access channel where you live. Produced by John Z Wetmore.
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www.streetfilms.org In Seattle, they are trying something I have never seen before that goes beyond the usual warning signage: the DOT is using "sharrows" and markings to visually guide cyclists in the art of making some of these crossings. Anecdotally, it seems to work well. I found it reassuring that my path was predetermined as I approached instead of having to guesstimate. Stay within the lines - and all will be good.
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The City of Seattle conducted blocking the box enforcement on Mercer Street at Dexter Avenue N in coordination with transit lane enforcement at other locations in downtown. Seattle Police Officers enforced the posted blocking the box restrictions which help address vehicles that illegally stop in the intersection impeding traffic and pedestrian safety. More of these enforcements are planned for the weeks ahead, and will occur throughout the city. On February 12th, 2015, Mayor Murray announced Vision Zero – Seattle’s plan to eliminate traffic fatalities and serious injuries by 2030. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) and the Seattle Police Department (SPD) have partnered to achieve our safety goals by following the basic principles of this approach which include: -Roadway design that takes human error into account and creates a safer, more predictable environment for all travelers -Targeted education and public engagement that empowers people to make better decisions -Data-driven enforcement that targets high crash areas and key behaviors Thank you to drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians for practicing safe travel habits, and to the Seattle Police Traffic Officers for the work they do to keep us all safe.
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The video begins at 5:27. Friday, March 4, 2011 Peter Koonce, City of Portland Today, most streets are designed and managed to meet mobility standards that focus on the movement of motor vehicles, failing to adequately accommodate and prioritize transit, walking, and biking. A new culture of innovation is needed in transportation as traditional solutions alone will not suffice. By 2035, the Portland Plan envisions transportation facilities that are designed and managed to prioritize travel investments that improve walking, biking, and universal accessibility as the first priority. In support of this vision, Peter Koonce, Manager of the City's Signals, Street Lighting, & ITS Division will discuss how he's looking to make the City's traffic signals consistent with these goals resulting in more effective integration of land use, transit, cycling, and walking. The discussion will be centered around research that is needed to improve our understanding of best practices from the U.S. and Europe for application in Portland.
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Improvements to the busy SR 9/SR 204 intersection in Lake Stevens, with construction tentatively scheduled to begin in 2019. During this phase of the project our team is working to refine aspects of the new design. We got to this point after a year-long process of outreach and collecting community input. Please share your feedback with the project team at SR9&204IntersImprov@wsdot.wa.gov. More about the project can be found at http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/sr9/sr204improvements
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http://www.pedestrians.org U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx speaking at the ProWalk ProBike ProPlace conference in Pittsburgh on September 10, 2014. From the U.S. DOT announcement: "U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced a new initiative to reduce the growing number of pedestrian and bicyclist injuries and fatalities through a comprehensive approach that addresses infrastructure safety, education, vehicle safety and data collection. The 18-month campaign will begin with road safety assessments conducted by U.S. Department of Transportation field offices in every state, and will produce multiple resources to help communities build streets that are safer for people walking, bicycling, and taking public transportation. Secretary Foxx made the announcement at the Pro Walk, Pro Bike, Pro Place conference, the largest gathering of, transportation engineers, city planners and professional bicycle-pedestrian safety advocates and practitioners in the country."
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Fly-through animation of the I-90 Snoqualmie Pass East Hyak to Keechelus Dam Project under construction. This project expands the highway from four to six lanes and improves fish and wildlife passage while reducing closures due to avalanches. More work needs to be done from Keechelus Dam to Easton. For more information please visit: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/I90/SnoqualmiePassEast/ And for more about this corridor watch; It’s Our Lifeline at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKVesJX1wSo Animated fly-through created by WSDOTs Visual Engineering Resource Group.
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After two crashes at the intersection of Roosevelt Boulevard and Dodge Street this weekend, drivers are calling attention to the intersection and saying a flashing yellow left turn signal is putting drivers and pedestrians in harm.
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http://www.pedestrians.org 0:25 --We visit a bike station in Seattle, Washington. 3:40 --We talk with the advocacy director of the Cascade Bicycle Club. 11:45 --We drop in on the ProWalk/ProBike conference in Seattle. 22:34 --We learn about sustainable transportation in Guadalajara, Mexico. . . . . . . . . . . "Perils For Pedestrians" can be seen on public access cable channels in 150 cities. Help us get it on the public access channel where you live. Produced by John Z Wetmore.
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http://www.pedestrians.org 0:21 --We travel to Seattle to learn about Walk Score. 8:48 --We talk with an advocate about traffic safety. 20:20 --We look at a sidewalk initiative in Olympia. . . . . . . . . . . "Perils For Pedestrians" can be seen on public access cable channels in 150 cities. Help us get it on the public access channel where you live. Produced by John Z Wetmore.
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This Vision Zero PSA describes how to bike safely on the streets of San Diego.
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In this short Rocky Mountain PBS video, Dan Grunig, executive director of Bicycle Colorado, addresses the impact of biking on our nation's infrastructure, our health and our planet. Visit http://www.rmpbs.org/blueprint for blogs, tips and information.
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Upgrades are being implemented between along Fourth Street between Route 66, and 7th Avenue in Flagstaff. New pedestrian crossings with flashers are being constructed across the Third Avenue crossing, and at Dortha Avenue. On Thursday at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the Flagstaff Aquaplex, the city of Flagstaff will hold two open house events to detail the upgrade plan, and receive feedback from the public about the plan. The project is expected to be completed within 45 days.
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This presentation is from the APBP Minnesota Chapter kickoff event on January 27th, 2015 with special guest speaker Jennifer Toole, founder and president of Toole Design Group. Jennifer Toole shared her perspectives on protected bikeway design gained from her recent trip to the Netherlands, her work on the Massachusetts DOT Separated Bike Lane Planning and Design Guide, and from her work on bicycle and pedestrian projects throughout the country in urban, suburban, and rural communities.
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http://www.theglobal.org The Global ARC spends the morning with Jemae Hoffman who is the Lead for Sustainable Transportation and Climate Change for the Seattle Department of Transportation. A long time bike commuter, she demonstrates the new advances in bike lane safety Seattle is promoting to encourage this alternative, healthy and climate friendly transit solution.
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Earlier this summer, DOT filled an 18-block gap in the Second Avenue bike lane in Midtown. But there’s a big problem with the project: On most of those blocks, the new bike lane isn’t protected at rush hour, when the number of cyclists is highest and car traffic is most intense. So this morning, Transportation Alternatives volunteers took safety in their own hands, lining up between 45th Street and 44th Street to form a “human-protected bike lane” during the 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. rush. In Midtown, Second Avenue was supposed to get “low-profile tuff curbs” — plastic barriers — to keep motorists out of the bike lane during rush hour. (The rest of the day, the space next to the bikeway is a parking lane, which provides protection.) But the agency changed its mind, nixing the treatment “due to safety and accessibility concerns raised during additional design review and product testing.” “Without that protection, people aren’t going to be using the bike lane,” TransAlt Manhattan organizer Chelsea Yamada said. “We’ve got 20 to 25 folks here that are using themselves as a substitute for infrastructure. We can’t afford to do this every day, we can’t afford to do that, to put our bodies on the line, but that’s basically what we’re doing every day.”
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In this video, I will examine the Iowa DOT proposed flyover ramp design that will create I believe an unsafe traffic weave on SR 141 in Des Moines. The PFI alternative avoids this condition and saves over $15 million estimated. Turn sound on to hear voice over presentation. LINKS: PFI I-80/35 and SR-141 interchange simulation: https://youtu.be/UPnpTdmf66M Partial PFI 37th Street and SR-141 intersection simulation: https://youtu.be/B0dUz3GCu5k Interchange Justification Report pdf document: http://www.news.iowadot.gov/files/i35i80iowa141ijr-1.pdf NOTES: Traffic volumes used taken from the IJR for year 2040 PM peak hour. The PFI traffic uses the no-build no NW 100th Street interchange condition traffic. Alternative 2 with NW 100th Street interchange traffic used for the DOT alternative. The traditional signal timing for the DOT alternative was optimized using Synchro software. The PFI signal was manually timed. The simulations start at the 50 min. mark in the PM peak hour and run for 10 minutes. Both have the same VISSIM input parameters and same random seed.
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In 2012, Vancouver's city council set an ambitious goal to reach a bike mode split of 7% by 2020 which was achieved in 2015, 5 years ahead of the plan! And even more impressive: if you just look at just work commute mode splits, they've achieved 10% which certainly puts them in a rare category in North America. When you ride around the fantastic network of bike lanes throughout the city, it is no wonder Vancouver, BC is experiencing a leap in ridership. Most of the city feels safe to ride in and it's fun to see all sorts of people out on bikes. And the fact that they are constantly going back to re-engineer and tweak some parts of the lanes to make them even safer is a key plot point that we need to engage all cities to do more of. Here's just one fact from Dale Bracewell from the City of Vancouver who's our main storyteller: when the city had just painted bike lanes on Hornby Street, the share of women cycling was 28%. After the landscaped protected bike lanes was constructed and years of growth, the share of women cycling by 2015 has grown by 40% (now 39% of the total people cycling). So sit back and watch and listen to other advocates across the nation who were in Vancouver for the 2016 Pro Walk Pro Bike Pro Place conference who also offer their observations and experience riding the wonderful network of biking nirvana (well for those of us in cities that aren't near this quality just yet.) I'll end by reflecting on New York City, where we have had tremendous growth and very good work by our NYC DOT in the past 8 years. However, you can see here the extra mile Vancouver is putting in. When you ride in the downtown it's uncommon you'll see a bike lane with a vehicle conflict - without some sort of safety feature or paint. And I didn't see one car parked in the protected lanes in 3 days of riding. In New York, we need to take the additional steps of shoring up our bike infra. After all, we already have the real estate in many cases, we just need to make our protected lanes more bold!
Views: 1752 Streetfilms
AAAE President and CEO Todd Hauptli sits down with Ross Higashi, Deputy Director for Airports at the Hawaii Department of Transportation, to discuss Customs and Border Protection issues at the state’s airports.
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http://www.pedestrians.org 0:30 --Experimental Intelligent Speed Adaptation in Sweden. 2:39 --The Action Committee for Transit in Maryland. 6:46 --The Surface Transportation Policy Project releases their fifth Mean Streets report. 16:32 --The Active Living Partnership in Charleston, SC. 21:52 --An engineer talks about pedestrian signals in Seattle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . "Perils For Pedestrians" appears on public access cable channels in 150 cities across the United States. Help us get on the public access channel where you live. Produced by John Z Wetmore.
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Traffic Impacts And Detours 1:49 Local Traffic And Pedestrians 3:21 Trucking And Freight 5:21 Construction Effects And Owner Info 6:09 Due to a lack of underground roadway drainage on Belknap Street in Superior, WI, the existing concrete pavement has been compromised to a degree that requires reconstruction to correct. This video describes the proposed reconstruction process. For more information, visit http://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/projects/by-region/nw/us2belknap/default.aspx
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Learn about the latest product and platform innovations at Google in a Keynote led by Sundar Pichai. This video is also subtitled in Chinese, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, and Spanish. Rate this session by signing-in on the I/O website here → https://goo.gl/Gea8Mx 10 minute recap video here → https://goo.gl/jmCF4S Google I/O 2018 All Sessions Playlist → https://goo.gl/q1Tr8x Subscribe to the Google Developers channel → http://goo.gl/mQyv5L Music by Terra Monk → https://goo.gl/wPgbHP
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Pedestrian and bike traffic safety will be improved in new construction beginning in the heart of downtown Tampa.
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The detours began Sunday night May 5 at the East End of the Senator George Sellar Bridge for construction of a concrete intersection at Grant Rd. and SR 28. That bridge over the Columbia River connects Wenatchee and East Wenatchee and carries more than 50,000 vehicles a day. As the final construction season for the $65 million of bridge improvements got underway, the most significant traffic impact since work started three years ago began. Work to replace the softer asphalt intersection at Grant Road and SR 28 with much more durable concrete required detours until May 23, (ending a day earlier than scheduled, despite a week of crummy, wet and cold weather!) There was a traffic plan for each of the three weeks during the construction: Stage 1 reconstructed the western half of the Intersection. Stage 2 reconstructed the eastern half. Stage 3 reconstructed the east leg of Grant Road at the Valley Mall Parkway/Rock Island Road Intersection. There are actually three separate projects to improve access to and travel across the Senator George Sellar Bridge. The first one which started in May of 2009 added a fifth lane to the bridge and a new bicycle and pedestrian cantilever on the south side of the structure. It was complete in 2011. The second project which will be complete this summer, built a bypass of the Grant Road/SR 28 intersection along the west side of Fred Meyer's. The third project rebuilds the access routes on the Wenatchee end of the bridge including more lanes and a new exit ramp to Ferry Street. That project will be complete this fall. For more information visit the project web pages: SR 28 East End of the George Sellar Bridge: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/SR28/EastEndSellarBridge/ SR 285 - W. End of the George Sellar Bridge: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/SR285/WestSellarBridgeIntersection/
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The above title is inspired by a Tweet from Mike Lydon. Anyway, on Saturday the Kent Avenue bike lane thru Williamsburg was its usual busy and beautiful self. I was there shooting another video for Right of Way's memorial installation for the 264 people who died in NYC by traffic violence in 2014. Here: vimeo.com/125361730 But damn it is getting crowded for bikes, proving if you build it, and it is safe, and it works, people will use it. Look how many children were out on that path on Saturday!! I've been riding in this city since the early 1990s. If you ever told the ever-optimistic 25 year old me that you'd see these numbers of people riding along the waterfront on Kent, I'd probably say you were dreaming. But sometimes with good planning and putting people first, dreams do come true.
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http://www.pedestrians.org 0:36 --We talk with United States Deputy Secretary of Transportation John Porcari about Livable Communities at the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Bike Trail opening. 6:00 --We visit a new pedestrian bridge across the Missouri River between Omaha, Nebraska, and Council Bluffs, Iowa. 14:32 --We travel to Kansas City, Missouri, where it is difficult for pedestrians to cross the Missouri River. 18:19 --We drop in on the grand opening of the Walkway Over The Hudson in Poughkeepsie, New York. 24:08 --We ask N.Y. Governor Paterson about pedestrian access to other New York bridges. 24:32 --Remarks by Mrs. Paterson. 26:03 --The opening ceremony. NOTE: Since this episode was originally taped, MoDOT has made pedestrian and bicycle improvements to two bridges in Kansas City. See Episode 194. . . . . . . . . . . "Perils For Pedestrians" can be seen on public access cable channels in 150 cities. Help us get it on the public access channel where you live. Produced by John Z Wetmore.
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The first in the nation demonstration of a protected intersection at Open Streets Minneapolis (openstreetsmpls.com) on Lyndale on June 8, 2014 by the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition (mplsbike.org). The Bikeways for Everyone campaign is working towards 30 or more miles of protected bikeways to build a network throughout Minneapolis and make it easy for bikers from age 8 to 80 to get to destinations by bike. Learn more at bikewaysforeveryone.org. Protected bike lanes put a physical barrier between traffic and bicyclists. The barrier could be a curb, flexible posts, planters or some other barrier that provides separation from moving cars. Well-designed protected bike lanes also include clear pavement markings that move bicyclists safely through intersections and clearly signal to drivers where they can expect to find crossing bicyclists. Some of the most impressive protected bike lanes also have traffic signals designed specifically for bicycles at intersections. In addition to making bicyclists feel safer and more comfortable, protected bike lanes add potential for pedestrian-friendly streetscapes and more greenspace. Protected bike lanes are also a great option for busier commercial corridors as a way of attracting more bicycle traffic to local businesses - studies from New York show that businesses along protected bike lanes experienced an increase in revenue. While Minneapolis has incorporated certain elements of protected bike lane into some bike facilities, a fully functional protected bike lane has yet to be constructed. That will change soon as plans to include a protected bike lane on Washington Avenue downtown have been approved, with construction to occur in 2015. (Note that the term "cycletrack" is sometimes used instead of "protected bike lane," especially with engineers. The terms refer to the same thing.)
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Randal O’Toole joins us for a discussion on land usage, urban planning, public transit, transportation, and driverless cars. Henry Ford’s mass production of the automobile ushered in a new era of human mobility, one that public planners always seem to be attempting to steer the American public away from. How is transportation important to human freedom and flourishing? How much are we spending on public transit? When, if ever, does public transportation make sense? What will driverless cars do for traffic congestion? Are driverless cars going to cause people to drive more? Less? Are there any potential roadblocks to driverless cars? Show Notes and Further Reading O’Toole’s books on various topics: The Vanishing Automobile and Other Urban Myths: How Smart Growth Will Harm American Cities (2001): http://www.amazon.com/dp/097064390X The Best-Laid Plans: How Government Planning Harms Your Quality of Life, Your Pocketbook, and Your Future (2007): http://www.amazon.com/The-Best-Laid-Plans-Government-Pocketbook/dp/1933995076 American Nightmare: How Government Undermines the Dream of Homeownership (2012): https://store.cato.org/book/american-nightmare Randal O’Toole blogs at The Antiplanner: http://ti.org/antiplanner Trevor mentions this article from The Onion (a satire site): “Report: 98 Percent Of U.S. Commuters Favor Public Transportation For Others”: http://www.theonion.com/article/report-98-percent-of-us-commuters-favor-public-tra-1434 Download the .mp3 of this episode: http://bit.ly/1RleLYi Subscribe in iTunes: https://bitly.com/18wswtX
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