Accessible Walkability~The Fabric of Community

Perfecting the Pedestrian Glare

As only The Onion can report, they have narrowed down how pedestrians can stay safe crossing roads. While it is a spoof, it is telling. Pedestrian  Adam Hartsell in Chicago “reportedly made sure to look up at the driver of an approaching vehicle Thursday to ensure they would feel extra guilty in the event they failed…

While Britain Talks Street Priority, Bologna gives you Beer~Enhancing Walkability

Britain’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence(with the wonderful initials of NICE) have drafted guidelines for planners and British municipalities to prioritize pedestrians, cyclists and transit over cars. In Metro Vancouver there is no pedestrian plan for the City of Vancouver, and for the City of Delta pedestrians are barely mentioned in the Transportation…

Like “Bird Droppings” Scooters Impede Walkability

When talking about pedestrian environments I am referring to walkable, inviting places that include the most vulnerable in our communities~the very young, the disenfranchised, those with mobility challenges, and the elderly. This is accessible mobility for everyone in the pedestrian environment. Why is it so challenging to maintain good walking environments with smooth, continuous sidewalk,…

Paint and Bollards and Presto~Traffic Calming!

We’re seeing more and more examples of cities and neighbourhood groups just getting it done on streets with cans of good latex paint. There is absolutely no doubt that paint is the most inexpensive way to change the nature of the street, expand pedestrian refuge areas, and make crosswalks more visible for pedestrians and vehicles…

Giving Pedestrians the “Green Man” Priority in London

As part of Mayor Kahn’s plan to increase daily walking trips in London from 6 million to 7 million by 2041,  the City of London is looking at how to make walking safer, comfortable and more convenient for walkers.  While adjusting signals to give pedestrian more “green man” time at signalized intersections,  staff will also…


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