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I’m trying to understand a situation, accurately and more comprehensively, after listening to what Welch Comer presented to the #PullmanCityCouncil, last night about the @City_of_Pullman’s Main Street Redesign aka Project Downtown Pullman.

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Welch Comer to #PullmanCityCouncil

Part 2:
Welch Comer to #PullmanCityCouncil

Part 3:
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@dongho_chang or anybody else that knows, Is there a LOS requirement for 🚗 on the NHS (e.g., Grand Avenue/State Route 27, within the Pullman city limits in Washington state)? If yes, is there an LOS requirement for people walking/cycling/rolling? Is LOS desire-based or required?
Thanks anyways! Think I found my answer in the linked
@USDOTFHWA Memorandum:

“Although States may adopt LOS standards in their design manuals, FHWA does not have regulations or policies that require specific minimum LOS values for projects on the NHS.”

fhwa.dot.gov/design/standar…
At tomorrow’s #PullmanCityCouncil mtg, Welch Comer will tell the Council that @WSDOT_East basically would prioritize LOS for cars & likely require the @City_if_Pullman removes parking on Grand to transition it into 4 lanes! (I doubt it!)

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RCW: #CompleteStreets, anyone?
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We are about to get underway at the North Florida Safe Streets Summit! #NFLSafeStreets21
🏙️➡️🌊 This morning's Core to Coast Projects panel is moderated by Fred Jones, @NeptuneBeach3 vice mayor and Planning Practice Lead at @MBakerIntl. #NFLSafeStreets21.
First up: @DenMarkSor of @ECGreenway. "No infrastructure project in the country has more visits" than the greenway. "It's active, equitable transportation."
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I'm speaking now on the @MA_Senate floor in support of Amendment #141, which increases funding for the successful Complete Streets program. #mapoli
#CompleteStreets is a @MassDOT Program that provides technical assistance and funding to eligible municipalities in order to enable safe mobility access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities. #mapoli
#CompleteStreets make it easier and safer to cross the street, walk to shops, catch the bus, or bicycle to work. #mapoli

masscompletestreets.com
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$154.8m for a new travel lane for motorists in each direction.

Sure hope we can get @NashFinance to release to @NashvillePW the $75-$100k it would take to add a protected bike lane to 3rd Ave N for a new modal pathway downtown!

#CompleteStreets infrastructure is safe and cheap.
@NashFinance @NashvillePW This is the perfect time to offer better infrastructure support for a mode that’s seeing a surge in demand, especially when it’s so inexpensive, already fully planned, and requires no more procedural work.

tennessean.com/story/life/sho…
And just a quick reminder about comparatively funding #transit infrastructure.

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This will be an important moment for Nashville: the recognition that parking is neither a policy requirement (downtown) nor an actual requirement.

My prediction? The project will be extremely successful.
Walking distance to multiple grocery options, 75,000 jobs, a variety of entertainment options, open space, and nearby entry points to #completestreets, #transit, and greenways.
The greatest economic freedom I ever enjoyed was the years I lived car-free.

If we deliver on #transit, we’ll take a huge step to becoming a dramatically more livable city.
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The reconstruction of I-440 costs $152.9m

It is disruptive of a major motorist corridor for more than a year.

A high-capacity transit corridor would cost ~$175m and have a similar temporary effect on roadways.

This would be enough to start a frequent transit network, too.
So I-440 is a good exercise in perspective in costs and what we’re willing to tolerate in terms of disruption.
And by the way: 440 is legally inaccessible to pedestrians and cyclists and has no access points. So it literally only induces demand for more cars on our roadways.

This is why #completestreets are such an important (and inexpensive!) investment on local roads.
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Two years ago today, a hit-and-run dump truck driver struck Clayton Barnard, dragging him 25m and killing him. Witness: "He...was gasping for help and air. I think he wanted to just have someone hold his hand…and he died shortly after.” #TODeadlyStreets #RoadViolence #WalkTO
Clayton was 36 with a loving family, wife, and bright future. He was going to apply his paralegal degree to help immigrants. He did not deserve to die like this. His family did not deserve to lose him in such a senseless, preventable way. #TODeadlyStreets
arbormemorial.ca/scott-mississa…
The driver, Roshan Navacodi, 38, of Toronto was charged with fail to remain causing death, and careless driving. Fail to remain can be fined $500-$2500, possible license suspension less than 2 years, possible prison sentence less than 6 months. mississauga.com/news-story/804…
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Ah yes, @RDiManno and @TorontoStar. Quite insightful. #RoadSafety advocates are fighting for *convenience* for vulnerable road users. After all, if planning an unexpected funeral isn't a bit inconvenient, we don't know WHAT is!

#RoadViolence #BikeTO #WalkTO #VisionZeroTO
Our member Kasia sometimes still thinks of how inconvenient it was to be handed her husband Tom's possessions in a paper bag, and then not only have to struggle against crushing grief herself, but also help her two children grieve their father. thestar.com/news/crime/201…
Our member David Stark also occasionally remembers the inconvenience of being handed his deeply beloved wife Erica's clothing, stained with blood. Their three boys, now that they think about it, do find it inconvenient that their loving mother is dead. bayview-news.com/2016/12/driver…
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Hey @NACTO #NACTO19. Before you fawn over Toronto's leadership, we have seen MANY pedestrians preventably killed in recent weeks. This woman, killed yesterday, might have been someone's mom. cp24.com/news/woman-str…
This one, Friday, someone's grandpa? toronto.citynews.ca/video/2019/09/…
Imagine sitting for days by the side of a dangerous arterial, holding a sign hoping for the hit-and-run driver who killed your vibrant, beloved daughter to come forward? Knowing there is still no crosswalk planned to address the TTC desire line? #NACTO19 thestar.com/news/gta/2019/…
#RoadViolence is so rampant and destructive that many have called for a state of emergency. thestar.com/news/gta/2018/…
#RoadViolence is unquestionably a clear, urgent #PublicHealthCrisis in this city. #NACTO19 cbc.ca/listen/live-ra…
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At @AASHTOSpeaks Joint Policy Conference of Committee on Design and Council on Active Transportation (I'm a member of that). Flexible design workshop to kick it off. #infrastructure #RoadSafety
Joyce Taylor, Maine DOT Chief Engineerb Over the years people have debated names for different approaches to streets that serve people. Let's call it GOOD DESIGN. #AASHTO #infrastructure #RoadSafety #PeopleStreets #HealthyStreets
Shari Schaftlein, FHWA Office of Human Environment, on context sensitive solutions/design. Case studies/resources fhwa.dot.gov/planning/css/. #AASHTO #infrastructure #RoadSafety #PeopleStreets
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At the @MASScoalition D2 Candidate Forum.

Introductions.
@thehoffather got here in a Dodge yada yada Hemi yada yada.
@TammyMoralesSEA drove a car, as did Phyllis Porter drove as did Mark Solomon (w his wife). Tahir Garrett took #transit.
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It's been 4 years today nearly to the minute since the driver of a 300HP 4,600lb SUV made a negligent left turn and slammed her oversized, overpowered vehicle into my body while I was riding my bike to work. I have been living with the fallout ever since. #BikeTO Image
She inflicted a broken spine, brain injury, severe soft tissue damage to my left side. I developed a deep vein thrombosis in my left leg, and later a big piece of that clot broke off, chewed through my heart, and landed across both lobes of my lungs. That's often fatal.
This driver's actions nearly killed me TWICE. She was fined $300 and received ZERO demerit points. Compare: if you cut down a tree without authorization in Toronto, you can be fined $100,000. She got to keep driving like she didn't nearly just kill someone. No justice for me.
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Kicking off my #aashtoAM tweeting with a few relevant tweets from #WalkBikePlaces below. And really, you should just go look at that whole thread if you work in transportation.
Taking @RelayBikeShare in Atlanta bike infrastructure. Raised path an interesting experience--I like it. Celebratory 100-mile marker a nice touch--recognizes progress. #AASHTOam #infrastructure #BIKES TO #bikeshare
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I find so many great walk/bike/place articles to include in @WSDOT #WSDOTactive Walk and Roll E-News it's getting too long to look at. How many links do YOU want to see in a reading round-up? (Subscribe: bit.ly/WSDOTactive-en…)
After each edition of @WSDOT #WSDOTactive Walk/Roll E-News I take a look at which links were most popular. I'll tweet out last week's top clicks to give you an idea of what you'd see if you subscribed here: bit.ly/WSDOTactive-en…
Top links most recent #WSDOTactive e-news:
1/ Washington Bike Summit cascade.org/connect-washin… info from @CascadeBicycle #WABikeSummit
2/ Spreadsheet to update w/locations of bicycle #traffic signals in North America docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d…
#bikes #activetransportation
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