Accessible Walkability~The Fabric of Community

When Autonomous Vehicles Kill Pedestrians

  With a death of a pedestrian the seemingly relentless march forward of autonomous vehicles has taken a pause as reported by the New York Times.  From a legislative standpoint autonomous vehicles (AVs) are operating in a piece meal legal environment, and the state of Arizona was an early adopter, inviting these vehicles  to be tested…

Fire Departments Don’t Need All that Space Around Hydrants After All

While proposed by the Fire Chief in Surrey as a way to give more parking back to communities, Chief Garis’ willingness to review the sacrosanct five meters of parking  clearance required curbside beside fire hydrants opens up the potential for all kinds of new street use. Working for a municipality the requirements for fire hydrant…

Accessibility and Why it Needs to be Embedded in “Walkability”

  There has been a very valuable discussion on Twitter from Ms. Sinenomine about the use of the term “Walkability”. She is well worth a follow, and presents a stalwart and stark view of how the language we use focuses away from the root of accessibility and universal acceptance. She states the obvious: we need to do…

The Day that Sweden Switched~”Dagen H”

Walk Metro Vancouver knows that change is hard. But if you are an entire country and you can educate, plan, and change roads to get folks to drive on the other side, can we not make the same case for a great education, speed, and road design model to make walking safer and more convenient?…

Free Webinar on the Business Case for Walkability~August 2!

Thank you to Simon Fraser University’s City Program for offering this webinar hosted by Darren Davis free of charge. From the Next-Generation Transportation Webinar Series: “What gets measured gets managed”, conventional wisdom dictates. In the case of quantifying the benefits of walking, this has often been a reactive and piecemeal process, if done at all….


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