User: flenvcenter Topic: Transportation-Independent
Category: Multi-Modal Transportation :: Pedestrians
Last updated: Nov 13 2018 16:46 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs proposes mobility nirvana 26.6.2019 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Imagine, a city where the residents and commuters wouldn't need to own cars.
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5 ways multi-use trail systems transform communities 21.5.2019 GreenBiz.com
Multi-use trails are an infrastructure asset for cities and communities — why aren't we prioritizing them?
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Isn't it time to curb the danger posed by heavy trucks on Toronto's streets? 1.2.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Albert Koehl Michael Black After John Sweeney's death, proposals to deal with the danger of heavy trucks on city roads got significant public attention. Sweeney was one of several road casualties or near misses involving trucks that year but his young age and death in broad daylight made the tragedy particularly shocking. The Toronto Daily Star even published an artist’s conception of a ‘child-catcher’ to be affixed around truck wheels. The trucking industry appeared ready to act. The year was 1952. Almost seven decades have passed since Sweeney’s death – more than enough time, especially given the many advances in technology, to solve the problem of a truck driver's poor view of the road, including blind spots, and the resulting danger from a massive vehicle. Yet, in the first weeks of this year,  three Toronto residents  have been killed by heavy trucks, while in 2018, two cyclists were killed within weeks of each other by trucks. In the period 2007-2017 in Toronto, there were 243 fatalities and ...
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Isn’t it time to curb the danger posed by heavy trucks on Toronto’s streets? 1.2.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Albert Koehl and Michael Black After John Sweeney’s death, proposals to deal with the danger of heavy trucks on city roads got significant public attention. Sweeney was one of several road casualties or near misses involving trucks that year but his young age and death in broad daylight made the tragedy particularly shocking. The Toronto Daily Star even published an artist’s conception of a ‘child-catcher’ to be affixed around truck wheels. The trucking industry appeared ready to act. The year was 1952. Almost seven decades have passed since Sweeney’s death – more than enough time, especially given the many advances in technology, to solve the problem of a truck driver’s poor view of the road, including blind spots, and the resulting danger from a massive vehicle. Yet, in the first weeks of this year,  three Toronto residents  have been killed by heavy trucks, while in 2018, two cyclists were killed within weeks of each other by trucks. In the period 2007-2017 in Toronto, there were 243 fatalities and ...
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You say you want a revolution: How changing mobility will make new cities 13.11.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
As infrastructure weathers and tech disrupts traditional transportation, we need a transition.
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Safe, efficient self-driving cars could block walkable, livable communities 9.10.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Are two of our major environmental goals at odds?
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4 cities using transportation data to be more sustainable and socially inclusive 28.8.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
These urban areas are tracking the barriers deterring their citizens from using public transit — and fixing them.
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Design is the key to the self-driving challenge 24.8.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Who will teach autonomous vehicles how to interact with pedestrians and passengers?
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The limits of data-driven approaches to planning 14.8.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Sometimes the available quantitative data is too limited to enable us to see what’s really going on — and that can lead us to the wrong conclusions.
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Electric scooters on collision course with pedestrians and lawmakers 3.8.2018 GreenBiz.com
As the electrification of rideables speeds ahead, there are still a few road bumps for public health and safety.
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Rail lines, family farms and climate change: It's back to the future 22.3.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Food & Health Aficionados of western Canadian history know the historical role that the national railroad meant to the development of this country. While for the past three decades thousands of kilometres of rail lines across the country have been abandoned, the time is here to examine this type of underdevelopment. While many knew the price of curtailing train travel was high, the folly of it all is becoming increasingly clear given climate change. Pioneers in Western Canada would tell stories of riding the train as far as the line would go and then walking the rest of the journey to where they would homestead. I remember stories of my great-uncle taking the train to Moose Jaw from Quebec in 1904, and then walking to a piece of land near what would eventually become my hometown. Once at his concession, he sent word for the rest of the family to make the same journey. Eventually, in 1913 the train arrived in the new town and it made transport of goods and people much easier. Without the promise of a ...
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How One Mississippi Teen Went 1,266 Days Behind Bars Before Receiving a Mental Evaluation 1.1.2018 Truthout - All Articles
(Photo: Michael Gaida ) On Nov. 17, 2012, Tyler Haire was arrested in Vardaman, Mississippi, for attacking his father's girlfriend with a knife. Tyler, 16, had called 911 himself, and when they arrived, the local police found him seated quietly on a tree stump outside the home on County Road 433. The boy alternately said he could remember nothing and that they had the wrong man. Tyler was taken to the county jail in Pittsboro, 12 miles away, where the sheriff, worried that the awkward and overweight boy might hurt himself or be targeted by other inmates, placed him in a cell used for solitary confinement. Tyler had turned 17 by the time, five months later, a grand jury indicted him for aggravated assault, and his case went before a judge. Tyler's defense lawyer, appointed by the court, informed the judge in a court filing that his attempts at speaking with the boy had made it apparent the 17-year-old did not have "sufficient mental capacity" to understand the charge he was facing. The lawyer wanted Tyler ...
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2017: The year in urban design and transportation 29.12.2017 TreeHugger
There is a bit of repetition here. Sorry, but I have had a really hard time with cars clogging up our cities.
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Absolutely the last post about Elon Musk, public transit, and "Liberty Machines" 26.12.2017 TreeHugger
Jarrett Walker responds to being called an idiot and I respond to being called an anti-car absolutist
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Why do Americans (and Elon Musk) hate public transit so much, and love chasing "Cyberspace Techno-dreams"? 15.12.2017 TreeHugger
Jarrett Walker, author of Human Transit, blames what he calls "Elite Projection."
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Almost all successful cities are clamping down on private cars and promoting bikes 4.12.2017 TreeHugger
And the drivers don't like it one bit, but it is the only way to deal with congestion.
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If you support walkable and bikeable cities, then support Small Business Saturday 24.11.2017 TreeHugger
This year, take a side in the war on the car, and support stores on your neighborhood bike lane or transit route.
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Durham, NC gets two "dock-less" bike share programs 22.11.2017 TreeHugger
I guess Southern cities can get more bike friendly after all.
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Vision Zero is so 20 years ago. It's time for Moving Beyond Zero. 21.11.2017 TreeHugger
The new vision promotes active transportation like walking and biking.
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Ban Cars 20.11.2017 TreeHugger
It's time we just came out and said it. They kill more people than guns. They do not belong in our cities.
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