The absurdity of the “school crossing guard”

The absurdity of the “school crossing guard” is a striking admission. We’ve built transportation systems that are unsafe for routine non-motorized use. But we’ve decided that one particular group of non-motorized users – our children – are worthy of special protection from this hazard we routinely accept, during a few narrow windows of time in… Read More The absurdity of the “school crossing guard”

SeeClickKafka – that time I tried to report almost being hit by a bus, a saga in N acts

Tuesday morning, I was riding my bicycle up Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., past Broadway toward the University of New Mexico, in the bicycle lane, when I felt the whoosh of a bus pass me. Its side mirror nearly bonked me, and looking down I could see its wheels well over in the bike lane.… Read More SeeClickKafka – that time I tried to report almost being hit by a bus, a saga in N acts

What is the opposite of “Vision Zero”? “Vision Infinity”?

One of the key tools for approaching “vision zero” – reducing transportation fatalities to zero – is the separation of vulnerable transportation system users from big wheeled machines that can cause their death. This is using engineering – in this case transportation system design – to add layers of safety, rather than depending solely on… Read More What is the opposite of “Vision Zero”? “Vision Infinity”?

“Bike lane meets MUTCD standards”

For bicyclists traveling in a conventional bike lane … the approach to an intersection with vehicular turn lanes can present a significant challenge. For this reason it is vital that bicyclists are provided with an opportunity to correctly position themselves to avoid conflicts with turning vehicles. –┬áNational Association of City Transportation Officials The Better Burque… Read More “Bike lane meets MUTCD standards”