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Go Straight to the Bottom for a Cool Slide…The Chatter

December 9, 2011 2 comments

Public-note-to-self: sometime next week MyWHaT will begin a leave of absence. We’ve been going strong for two-years and it’s time for an assessment. When the break comes, the plan is to post a survey to elicit feedback from readers. Your responses will help plan the direction, possibly the discontinuation, of this blog. Wide participation in that survey will certainly be appreciated.

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To be sure there is plenty of reading opportunity, here is an extra packed Weekly Chatter, complete with a few links to archived posts. And, yesterday’s post discussing some of the City’s upcoming issues is highly recommended…many of those issues will need your holistic, well-reasoned input.

The Chatter

There are several quirks about LOS that give it what Henderson calls a “veneer of objectivity.” For starters, LOS delay is measured at the peak traffic rush. That reflects the belief that a street’s design should be based on its most congested hour or so, rather than configured to handle a wide range of travel modes throughout the day.”

We typically associate high automobile use in the U.S. with Americans’ need to drive and love to drive. But ultimately there’s a pricing and policy structure that enforces that. If we fully costed out some of the impacts on driving […] and gave an alternative in the form of public transit or denser neighborhoods or shorter multimodal trips, then you could really see a pretty large change.”

(My contribution)

A dream, in a box / Encouraged by form, to drive / at excessive speeds.

Have your own street Haikus?

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The Retweets

The Wrap

Now, this is a slide. Of course, it is Japan. Hat tip to It’s Nice That.

Have a weekend (and then some).

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