Free Transit, An Expensive No-Sidewalk, More Gas Prices & Zig-Zag Traffic Calming (Weekly Chatter)
Simply the chatter this week. My brain is toast.
- Building a sense of place, in Harbor Springs. (Harbor Light)
- Here’s your unfunded mandate! If streets aren’t complete, there’s the option to sue. (Wash. Post)
- Totally free public transit? This guy will pay for it. (Surrey Beacon)
- Why do we beat ourselves up so much? N.American bicycle infrastructure pessimism. (Urban Country)
By far, the largest fuel-saver was a switch to calm driving. Compared to a fast, lane-changing, sharp-braking style, calm driving improved fuel economy by 35 percent.“
- RT (@LionsWhiskers) My wish for today: to take a walk and not find any ice I have to pick my way across. I want to look up!
The Virginia Transportation Research Council has found that using zig-zag pavement markings used as advanced warnings to cross-walks and multi-use trail crossings do increase awareness and slow speeds of motorists. Slow speeds save lives. The council is recommending that the Virginia DOT use the research to make a recommendation to the Federal Highway Administration to include this in the MUTCD. Cheap design solutions are everywhere…
Have a Weekend!