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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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Some of our local officials are going to embark on the #transitchallenge next week (hooray!), so here are some (or rather, many) tips. Transit 101 (also, the 101 is a good Ride On route). 🚌🚏🚍🚉🚇🚶‍♂️🚶‍♀️🚲🚴‍♂️🚴‍♀️
🗒️⌚️Preparation: the challenge doesn't start for a few days, so use this time to get familiar with at least some of the routes you'll take and a general idea of when/how often they run (some routes only run M-F). Good route planning goes a long way when using transit.
Timetable information is available online for Ride On and WMATA. I find some of WMATA's online Metrobus timetables incredibly hard to decipher because they list information for multiple routes on the same timetable (looking at you, Q line... aka Q1/Q2/Q4/Q5/Q6)
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If your goal in building freeways & widening roads is to “solve congestion,” you’ll always fail. If your actual goal is to get more driving, & more sprawl, you’ll always succeed.
#induceddemand #LawOfCongestion
Since I’m asked this CONSTANTLY, once & for all, if your city-region is REALLY concerned about “solving car congestion,” u need a combination of smart land-use, inviting walking/biking/transit infrastructure, & a pricing mechanism for driving high enough to get people to change.
“We found that there’s this perfect one-to-one relationship. If a city increased its road capacity by 10%, then the amount of driving in that city went up by 10%.” One of the best articles on why building bigger roads just leads to more driving. V/@WIRED…
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