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1/ Some asshole, having blocked the box in a pedestrian scramble and then backing up without looking, just hit me. And then starting flipping off me and the other people yelling at him...
2/ ...he finally rolls down his window. “You hit me! And then you flip ME off!” I scream. “I didn’t know why you were banging on my window.” “Did you not feel your car hit me? “No I didn’t!” “Pay attention asshole!”

My adrenaline levels are a bit high. (Otherwise I’m fine.)
3/ but hardly a week goes by where I don’t witness some egregious and life threatening traffic violations. And very little evidence of enforcement. @LondonBreed #VisionZero
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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.…
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.…
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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.…
This one, Friday, someone's grandpa?…
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…
#RoadViolence is so rampant and destructive that many have called for a state of emergency.…
#RoadViolence is unquestionably a clear, urgent #PublicHealthCrisis in this city. #NACTO19…
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Hundreds of our neighbors signed our petition in support of the proposed BTD design for Centre St in West Roxbury! The design includes important changes that would make this stretch of Centre safer for all street users. (Thread) #SaferCentreSt
The #SaferCentreSt design is a 4-to-3 lane conversion, a proven method for making 4 lane streets safer. Information about the design proposed by BTD can be found here:
Information about 4-to-3 conversion style road diets, common myths about these designs, and examples of successful implementation of these designs across the country, can be found here:
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TAB meeting time.
I think the North Broadway project presentation has started.
Additional cost will be from Transportation Fund Reserve.
1 year delay penalty from @DRCOGorg .
Up till Aug. 2020 to start or loss fed funds.
Delay won't hender future projects.
In future no strikes.

25 mph for speed limit.
Talked to Fire department. Worried about speed humps/delays.
Staying at 30 mph.
More wrecks to get too...
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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 #AASHTO #infrastructure #RoadSafety #PeopleStreets
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Our first open meeting in town was a great success! We had 35 attendees including @classicwenty, @wutrain, @ShannMurph617 from @MattOMalley’s office, @votepaulsully10 from @mfflaherty’s office, and @juliaforboston. Everyone who showed up wants a #SaferCentreSt for our @WRMS.
Our goal was to continue the important conversation that began earlier this year after the tragic death of Marilyn Wentworth, who was killed on February 5, 2019, in a car crash while walking across Centre St. to buy a cup of coffee from @ElRecreoCoffee
That same month, @BostonBTD and @MattOMalley engaged the community and heard that many residents involved in crashes when walking in town. @PeterFurth also talked about his prior analysis. We all demanded a #SaferCentreSt!
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E-Biking from work to TAB meeting. I will tweet public comment and North Broadway Project.
I'm no @shayshinecastle, but will do my best. @wjrigler @bouldergobldr…
20 mph across city.
N. Broadway. Can't wait till next redesign.
Need separated bike facility now.
David Adison. Goose Creek.
Alpine Balsam.
Promote carsharing in that parking garage.
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Hey @BilldeBlasio @NYCMayor, I hope you're having a great day getting together your Presidential campaign! As for myself, I'm just starting my shift doing deliveries on my bicycle, less than 24 hours after watching my friend's blood be hosed off the street.
What are you doing to make sure I go home today? That I won't be another number? That I won't be crushed by a speeding commercial truck with 85 summonses running rampant in your city, blowing red lights with no worry of consequence, like my dear friend Robyn?
The answer is nothing. You are doing absolutely nothing. Your #VisionZero is a disgrace and so is your mayorship. This blood is on your hands.
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At the @MASScoalition D2 Candidate Forum.

@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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I have a lot of feelings right now. Not good ones.

I didn't personally know @darsal. I don't think we ever met in person. But we did interact on twitter a bit. And I certainly know the impact he had on the conversation about the urgency of Vision Zero.
Today, when I heard the news about a cyclist being killed on Florida Avenue, I thought to myself, "not again. How long will it be until it's someone I know?" And sadly, it was.

Today, DC lost a great person. Someone with a passion for making this city a better place.
I'm angry. I'm angry at the District for not doing more. For not working harder to tame streets like Florida Avenue, which I'm too terrified to bike on, and don't even like walking along. I'm angry that their study for fixing Florida Ave is collecting dust on a shelf somewhere.
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RELEASE: 84 Million Trips Taken on Shared Bikes and Scooters Across the U.S. in 2018

More than twice as many trips were taken on shared micromobility in the U.S. as compared to the year before.…
Dockless pedal bikes have largely disappeared from most U.S. cities; in part replaced by shared scooters.
E-bikes, while limited in rollout, have been heavily used in the cities with substantial e-bike fleets.
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The funny thing about adopting minimally-funded Complete Streets® & Vision Zero® policies is that no city adopted a Cars First or No More Walking policy in the 20th Century. They just spent billions of dollars and built the highways & stroads.
They didn't use buzzwords and pat themselves on the back for fancy pieces of paper, they just built the infrastructure that reflected their values and normalized it.
The very root of today's liberal transportation reform policies is an idea that accommodating people traveling in anything other than cars is somehow novel and unique and special and worthy of awards. That's bunk.
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Ok, @Penalosa_G presentation is amazing and it’s just getting started....
Underground path in toronto sucks the life out of the city; segregation not integration
Bad weather? Need better #infrastructure ; focus on the better 200 days, not the 20 bad ones; separated bike lanes! Safe, bike in winter, keeps people safe;
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In 2018, 4,565 submissions were made on Reported. (That's nearly 4x the submissions in 2017!) We crunched the data and are excited to share the Reported 2018 Year In Review. /1
Reported is an app that lets NYers hold dangerous drivers accountable for their behavior behind the wheel, for blocking bike lanes & crosswalks, failing to yield to you when you're crossing the street, running a red light or stop sign, or parking on a sidewalk. /2
First, let's focus on TLC-licensed vehicles (yellow & green taxis and "for hire vehicles" like @Uber & @Lyft). TLC vehicles represented 81% of the reports. Reported then submits these to 311/TLC on the user's behalf. The TLC often issues a summons to the driver. /3
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Dear @SenKennedy & @BillMagnarelli: Congratulations on becoming Chairs of your houses in the #NYSLegislature. Some thoughts to keep in mind when making policy. (cc @BikeNYBC @transalt @StreetsblogNYC @NYC_SafeStreets)

1) Transportation choices are shaped by public policy.
2) We need to give people safe, convenient transportation choices. Example, loads of people want to cycle places, but they're #2scared2bike.
3) Transportation is the #1 cause of injury death for kids and #2 for adults. But it doesn't have to be this way. Mortality rate in Netherlands is 1/4 of ours. That's because of good engineering (#VisionZero, transit, etc).
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At a packed Exeter HATOC for @ExeterCycling to stand witness to what Councillors & Officers say about cycle safety & speed compliance.
There's plenty of time to discuss the minutiae of bus/taxi issues.
Jamie Hulland (DCC) updating on Exeter Transport Steering Group, making reference to @ExeterCycling 8 point plan (which he states will be replied to in the January HATOC)
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1. It’s important to be for something, and to not just litigate grievances.

I want to tell you why I support @jen_keesmaat for mayor.
@jen_keesmaat 2. I should first say that I worked alongside Jen for several years - my first planning job - at Office for Urbanism and DIALOG.
@jen_keesmaat 3. aside: Office for Urbanism (OU) was a small planning/urban design firm started by @jen_keesmaat, @aurbanist, and @haroldmadi in 2003.
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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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At the @austinmobility @austinfiredept safety meeting
Acting Chief saying that we all have a common goal (safety).

Says the key is to talk to one another to find common ground to be successful.
If you wanna ask a question, goto and use ATX as the access code
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Kicking off #WalkBikePlaces with an infrastructure tour on @BlueBikesNOLA. Several under way now; I'm on the one that looks at public art, placemaking. #bikeNOLA
First stop: Jackson Square, National Historic Site, named for Andrew J. Led battle that saved NOLA in 1812 but owned enslaved people. Should his statue come down? #WalkBikePlaces
Beautiful murals! Families of Plessy and Ferguson reconciled with art in celebration. Studio BE right across the street--big studio space in covered warehouse. @BlueBikesNOLA station right here at park.
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Heute standen auf der Leopoldstraße in Richtung Siegessäule mal wieder 70% der PKW mit einem Rad auf dem Hochbordradweg. Da zufällig eine Radlstreife der @PolizeiMuenchen da unterwegs war, habe ich sie angesprochen:
"Dürfen PKW eigentlich den Radweg als Parkplatz verwenden ?"...
... "Jein" (?!?) "Wir haben da zwei Optionen: Abschleppen, wofür hier die Gefährdungslage fehlt oder Verwarnung."
"Warum dann keine Verwarnung?"
"Das liegt in meinem Ermessen und ich konnte ja problemlos vorbeifahren"
"Aber die Gefahr durch sich öffnende Türen?"
... "Wenn ein Fahrer seine Tür in den Radweg öffnet, dann ist das sein Verschulden. Das hat aber nichts damit zu tun, dass er auf dem Radweg parkt."
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@SadiqKhan @TfL #LondonBusWatch Reports from some Bus Depots: "A/C units being fixed" so THANK YOU for taking immediate action @MayorofLondon BUT as TfL Chair @Twitter reports from Bus Drivers & Volunteer Campaigners shouldn't be necessary #LeaveTheBunker @CarolineRussell
@SadiqKhan @TfL @MayorofLondon @Twitter @CarolineRussell As TfL Chair, you shouldn't have to be embarrassed by Bus Drivers calling you on @LBC @mrjamesob #SpeakToSadiq to complain about #BusSafety issue which should not exist b/c TfL's Claire Mann told @oliviat_93 "A/C required on all new buses since 2012"…
@SadiqKhan @TfL @MayorofLondon @Twitter @CarolineRussell @LBC @mrjamesob @oliviat_93 Think about it: if it wasn't for @Unite_Battersea tweeting pictures of the temperature in his bus cab on Social Media AND Bus Driver calling into #SpeakToSadiq AND Olivia's scoop in the Standard, would you—as TfL Chair—have even known about the A/C issue?
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We have to get bureaucracies off their deadly fixation that 94% of crashes are caused by human error and thus the reason why fixing human behavior is the answer to traffic fatalities. It has created a barrier to real safety interventions in the US. Let's go threading...
Since the 1930s we have used the "human error is the cause of crashes, thus the cause of deaths on road." This has been used to deflect attention away from safe systems approaches.

(Evans, L. 2004. Traffic safety, Bloomfield, Mich: Science Serving Society.)
This fixation with perfecting human behavior because of this 90% statistic was recognized as false and misleading by those at the forefront of #VisionZero in Europe nearly 50 years ago.
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