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nearly got clipped in sidewalks at opposite ends of the same block by cars turning.

it's not dark out.

educating motorists isn't going to fix this.

where's that #VisionZero review? what is being excised from the report?
dying
wow

same crosswalk on walk back, car refused to stop for a mom in the intersection and nearly hit them.

yes. when i requested a neighborhood walk with spotts almost 6 months ago, it was one of ones i highlighted. SDOT only fixes something when someone dies
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Gestern haben wir im Verkehrsausschuss die Pläne im Verkehr für TS 2023 vorgestellt.

In short: wir haben viel vor! 🚀

#Schulwegsicherheit #VisionZero #Fussverkehr #Radnetz #Entsiegelung #Sharing

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Ziel bei allen Maßnahmen:
➡️möglichst viel auf die Straße zu bekommen,
➡️dabei die Schwächsten Verkehrsteilnehmer*innen in den Blick zu nehmen und
➡️allen Menschen, ob jung oder alt eine sichere Mobilität zu ermöglichen!
#StadtfürAlle
Insgesamt wollen wir rund 8 km Straßen für den #Radverkehr ertüchtigen. Davon
• rd. 4 km Radvorrangnetz
• rd. 1,5 km Ergänzungsnetz
• rd. 2 km Hauptverkehrsstraßen ImageImage
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Some observations: For years I heard the city of SD say it wanted to improve streets “for all road users.” It carefully avoided speaking about the conflict between the wants of drivers (parking, speed) & safer streets. Last night I heard a change in tone. 1/
After the gut-wrenching testimony from @SDSafeStreets, I heard council members acknowledge that sometimes to save a life, you have to inconvenience drivers. And in a society with moral clarity, lives are more important. Spoke about this last year 👇🏻 2/ voiceofsandiego.org/2021/07/23/vos…
Minutes after last night’s press conference, an 85-year-old man died in a car crash as he drove the wrong way on Mission Gorge Road. This brings up an important point: Protected bike lanes, crosswalks, traffic calming etc. are the *low-hanging fruit.* 3/
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We received an email yesterday from the mother of an injured cyclist, letting us know that her son had been hit by a bus while riding his bike on Sarnia Road. She told us the following:
On Monday, Oct.3 around noon her son, a Western student, was biking to school on Sarnia Road. He was riding on the mostly empty sidewalk, but as he got closer to the school there were a lot of pedestrians, so he merged onto the road.
He rode very close to the curb, and then was hit by a bus. He was clipped by the mirror, and ended up with a broken arm. The bus driver, emerging from the bus, asked him why he wasn't riding on the sidewalk; the student told him to call for help.
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What it really takes to make a bill into law - host @sunildasgupta4 with @MC_Council_Katz & his e-🛴bill. "You may remember from the old Schoolhouse Rock jingle 'I'm a bill' that for every bill that successfully becomes a law, there are many more that don't get anywhere near."
Interlude for Schoolhouse Rock! "I'm Just a Bill"
Season 3 Episode 1
September 18, 1975
Written by Dave Frishberg
Sung by Jack Sheldon
"The e-🛴bill made it. But what didn't? A real road safety bill, to take 1 giant example. 35 people have died on roads in #MoCo in the year 2022, and this is only October. Not one of them because of scooters. But an e-🛴bill is what @MoCoCouncilMD passed."
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@Wissing in Stuttgart zum Thema Platz in Städten, Ladesäulen und seiner Vision. Es wird deutlich: mit der #FDP wird es eine Stadt für Menschen nicht geben. #Wissing blockiert aktiv den Weg zu einer urbanen Mobilität mit weniger Autos. #Autokorrektur @_Katja_Diehl_ #VisionZero
Dazu: für ihn ist nur wichtig, dass die Antriebe Klimaneutral sind. Für Wirsing sind dabei #Brennstoffzelle, #eFuels und #Elektromobilitaet gleichwertig klimaneutral. Wichtig ist, dass jeder ein günstiges Auto kaufen kann - hier darf der Markt nicht regeln.
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Welcome to the 4th annual Healthy Streets Scorecard; THE big event on London borough calendars!

And we kick off today with an introduction from Alice Roberts @ClaptonAlice, @CPRELondon Head of Campaigns, #HSScorecard coalition coordinator & today's chair.

#HSScorecard2022
@ClaptonAlice @CPRELondon @Sustrans @RoadPeace @Wheels4Well @FutureTranspLon @_wearepossible @London_Cycling @LDN_LS @livingstreets @londoncouncils We're excited to present the #HSScorecard2022, tracking the progress of #London boroughs in delivering healthier & more sustainable mobility.
At today's event we'll explain results & new #HealthyStreets metrics on bus priority, diesel cars, & housing density weighting...
And we have 3 special guest speakers; @mayorofhackney, @sianberry & @AlexanderEhmann to discuss their own perspective on delivering #healthystreets.

We’ll be live tweeting, so follow the thread & use hashtag: #HSScorecard2022
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Meinen Weg in die Redaktion mit dem #Fahrrad von Wilmersdorf nach Kreuzberg habe ich so ausgewählt, dass ich nur noch an sehr kurzen Stücken mit Autofahrern zu tun habe. Gerade reichten 100 Meter wieder, um zweimal trotz Vorfahrt „übersehen“ und fast plattgefahren zu werden.
Kein Wunder, dass viele Leute Angst haben, #Fahrrad zu fahren und auch ihre Kinder da nicht reinschicken wollen. Der Schlüssel zur #Verkehrswende in Berlin liegt bei @Innensenatorin, @polizeiberlin und Ordnungsämtern. So lange dort #renehatverständnis gilt, wird das nichts.
By the way: Kann mir jemand hier Links zu Texten posten, in denen sich die @Innensenatorin für Verkehrssicherheit und #VisionZero stark macht? Nach einem halben Jahr im Amt kann man ja mal fragen. Von ihrem Vorgänger und #SPD-Parteifreund kam ohnehin so gut wie nichts dazu.
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« 20 % des personnes qui ont heures de travaux d'intérêt généraux à effectuer sont condamnées pour des infractions routières. » Des expériences pilotes tentent d'utiliser ces dizaines milliers d'heures de TIG pour améliorer la sécurité de tous sur la route macon-infos.com/index.php?opti…
En 2018, 43% des peines prononcées par des tribunaux concernaient des conducteurs : + de 220 000. « Sensibiliser les auteurs aux dangers des infractions routières est un enjeu primordial. » En particulier pour les usagers les plus fragiles de la route. justice.gouv.fr/prison-et-rein…
Sauf erreur, c'est un (énorme) impensé du mouvement cycliste en France @fub_fr. Je suis peut-être passé à côté d'infos. Est-ce que vous auriez déjà vu quelque chose à ce sujet ?
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Just catching up with this. Incredibly powerful 20 minute contribution from @ian_m_greenwood from 18 minutes in - well worth a watch if this is an issue that matters to you. I share Ian's hopeful perspective - and will be watching next steps closely.
You'll know if you follow me on here that I think there are so many issues with how we deal with road danger - and there is so much to do. But it seems that in Leeds & West Yorkshire that things are beginning to change - with, for example, work on #VisionZero.
Watching the mtg, it's blatantly obvious yet again that the people not around the table are the car manufacturers & marketeers - who sell increasingly dangerous vehicles & promote them in ways that glorify speed, risk, thrill etc. There are limits to what everyone else can do.
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@polizeiberlin @ADFC_Berlin @ADFC_CityWest @Adfc_Tempelhof @ADFC_Pankow @ADFC_xhain @ADFC_SZ @Strassen_f_alle @bikeberlin13 Herr Schattling bezieht sich mit seiner Aussage dass zum grossen Teil Eigenverschulden Unfallursächlich ist EINDEUTIG auf die 17 im letzten Jahr getöteten Radfahrenden!
Jetzt zu behaupten die Aussage wurde gewählt um die Gesamtlage darzustellen 1/x
@polizeiberlin @ADFC_Berlin @ADFC_CityWest @Adfc_Tempelhof @ADFC_Pankow @ADFC_xhain @ADFC_SZ @Strassen_f_alle @bikeberlin13 ist ein Schlag ins Gesicht der Angehörigen.
Von den 17 Toten gehen 11 aufs Konto von Leuten am Steuer von Kraftfahrzeugen.
Wenn der Leiter des Fachstabs Verkehr solche Aussagen macht wundert es mich nicht das alle die in Berlin Fahrrad fahren täglich in hohem Masse 2/x
@polizeiberlin @ADFC_Berlin @ADFC_CityWest @Adfc_Tempelhof @ADFC_Pankow @ADFC_xhain @ADFC_SZ @Strassen_f_alle @bikeberlin13 von Leuten am Steuer gefährdet werden.
Die Polizei Berlin Schaut nicht nur weg, nein, sie behauptet auch noch dass Leute auf dem Rad eh selber Schuld sind. Zum nachhören ab Minute 4:23
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Marta Krawiec was killed because @CamdenCouncil has repeatedly refused to act until someone paid with his/her life

Adam Neve was killed because @CamdenCouncil did not allow cyclists on the contraflow bus lane

After his death, they changed their mind

@RossLydall
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Francis Golding was killed because @CamdenCouncil allowed a left turn into such a tight corner that coaches had to be on the wrong lane

After his death, they banned the left turn

@BBCTomEdwards
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Federica Baldassa was killed because @CamdenCouncil refused to consider our Clerkenwell Boulevard proposals and deemed this an acceptable place to ride a bike

After her death, they closed a side road where the killer had turned into.

But Holborn has not changed

3/
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Esta semana murió una mujer en el cruce de Jackson y Guayabo, atropellada por un ómnibus.

Hilo 🧵
Desde el Colectivo Ciudad Abierta queremos argumentar que las muertes en el tránsito en la ciudad son inadmisibles. Podemos y debemos hacerlo mejor.

Miremos este cruce. ¿Qué nos dice sobre las prioridades de la ciudad?
En ese cruce el flujo de vehículos está claramente priorizado por sobre el tránsito de las personas a pie.

En la ciudad que queremos, las personas que cruzan a pie deberían ser prioridad:

1⃣ son las más vulnerables
2⃣ son la forma de movilidad más sostenible (ciudad caminable) Image
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I drove 30 on Ward 2 @citywaterloo streets to see how much slower it was. Check out why I think we should go to 30 in this video series.

1/6 - What's the difference between 50, 40 & 30 on survival rates?

@ClairHills are safe streets worth 22 secs off your commute?

#VisionZero
2/6 - Why changing speed limits is an educational tool and also impacts enforcement (2 of the 3 E's of transportation engineering)

@LaurelwoodNA - are safe streets worth 15 seconds off your commute?
3/6 - Where is the rest of the world heading on this topic?

Laurel Creek - are safe streets worth 30 seconds off your commute?
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🖥️ Now Live! The Committee on Transportation & the Environment chaired by @marycheh is holding a bill hearing on one of my first pieces of legislation:

B24-0111 - Motor Vehicle Accident Prevention Amendment Act of 2021

Tune in now:
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The Motor Vehicle Accident Prevention Act would:
✅ offer defensive driving courses to all DC drivers (currently limited to those 50+ years old)
✅ update course criteria to match #VisionZero
✅ give corresponding reductions in car insurance premiums

📄: lims.dccouncil.us/Legislation/B2…
ANC 4B08 Commissioner Alison Brooks describes this legislation as a win-win for the community that will lead to safer driving and reduce insurance costs. She discusses her own experience with defensive driving courses that have been helpful. Image
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Last week, prior to police killing Daunte Wright, I gave an interview on behalf of @thestreettrust to @KOINNews about the defunding of Portland's traffic enforcement division.

When they asked why I didn't think more policing was the answer to traffic violence, I said this:
Racial bias in traffic enforcement is a well-documented reality. One life lost to police violence at a traffic stop is too many. Kendra James needlessly lost her life during a traffic stop. Sandra Bland. Philando Castille. Walter Scott. Jordan Edwards. #SayHerName #SayHisName
At this critical time of reckoning with Portland's legacy of white supremacy and racist policing, we must come together to innovate new ways of ensuring everyone in our community has access to safe and just streets, regardless of their skin color, housing status, or zip code.
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Proud of the great work we’ve done at @DDOT to lead the nation in rethinking the dvlpmnt review & TIA processes for a 21st century city. #VisionZero #LessParking #Equity@Westy33

This is our 2021 #TRBAM paper showing other cities can do the same: linkedin.com/posts/aaron-zi…
Quality site design, public realm design, #VisionZero, connectivity to transit & n’borhood amenities, and minimal parking supply are the most important aspects of a project to DDOT. The traffic analysis (i.e. intsctn congestion) has been demoted to #9 (most cities it’s still #1). Image
There are so many good reasons to provide minimal off-street parking and appropriately price the amnt of parking you do have (especially near transit)... check out the graphic on the right, isn’t the bldg on the bottom so much better? Image
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Early Saturday morning, a woman sped through a curve on College Ave in El Cerrito and hit a telephone pole. She was hospitalized with serious but not life threatening injuries. #VisionZero Image
A woman riding a Bird scooter hit a crack in the sidewalk in Ocean Beach and was thrown over the handlebars. She hit her head on the sidewalk and was hospitalized with a skull fracture and brain bleed — injuries that are life threatening. #VisionZero Image
A woman struck a 62-year-old pedestrian attempting to cross Camino De La Reina in Mission Valley, leaving him with a broken leg and major head trauma. He might not survive. #VisionZero Image
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Here’s the current plan for the Brampton Gateway Terminal @HurontarioLRT terminus at Steeles Avenue.

Pedestrians connecting between LRT and @BramptonTransit buses will have to cross one of Peel’s busiest intersections to make the transfer.

Including nine lanes of Steeles Ave.
The LRT stop was supposed to go on the north side of Steeles Avenue, where crosswalks on the north and south side of the platforms would have made bus connections much easier and safer.
But in a problematic 5-4 decision, the old council voted to turn down 4 kilometres of provincially funded LRT that would have continued to Downtown Brampton and the GO Station placate Main Street residents and downtown, including former premier Bill Davis.
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Acting Toronto Police Chief Jim Ramer and Mayor John Tory announce permanent reconstitution of staffed traffic enforcement unit as part of #VisionZero effort to end pedestrian and cyclist deaths on Toronto roads
Sorry for radio silence - my phone didn’t like the rain. Here is the news release - reconstituted Toronto police traffic enforcement squad launching on a permanent basis Nov. 19 with 18 officers incl. 2 sergeants as part of #VisionZero
That release overplays somewhat the news value of the traffic enforcement squad being made permanent. From my story at the police services board last November thestar.com/amp/news/gta/2…
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Just downloaded recent data on traffic fatalities in Denver. You can its mostly on arterial streets like Federal, Alameda, Colfax, Colorado Blvd, Evans, Sheridan. Our desire to move cars quickly on 4-6 lane roads in an urban environment is killing ppl.
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CDOT is talking about expanding I-25 in the name of safety at a cost of hundreds of millions of dollars when the reality is that many more people are dieing on arterial streets. Our best investment if we really care about safety and #VisionZero is on our arterial streets.
I was inspired to download this data last night because a person from my church was killed by a driver that ran a red light on one of these arterials last week while he was crossing in his wheel chair. Everyone of these dots has a name every dot has a story. This was Tim’s...
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Hallo @AndiScheuer, könnten Sie bitte die Bereiche auf den Bildern der Straße vor dieser Schule bei mir markieren, auf denen Kinder nicht sterben, wenn man sie mit mehr als 21 km/h oberhalb der Geschwindigkeitsbegrenzung umfährt? Danke.

spiegel.de/auto/stvo-nove… #VisionZero ImageImage
Zur Erklärung:

@AndiScheuer hat folgenden 'Kompromiss' zur Überarbeitung seiner eigenen #StVO-Reform vorgeschlagen: Den Führerschein für 1 Monat abgeben soll nur, wer mit mindestens 21 Kilometern pro Stunde zu schnell vor Schulen und Kindergärten geblitzt wird.

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An allen anderen Stellen sind Kinder offenbar besonders sicher vor Autofahrern mit überhöhter Geschwindigkeit 🤷🏻‍♂️ 🤦🏻‍♂️

Egal wo ein Kind läuft/fährt: es wird ÜBERALL durch Raser gefährdet, Herr @AndiScheuer!

PS: Bin gespannt, wo sie die Bereiche 'vor Schulen' definieren.

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The long-delayed @LondonAssembly Transport Committee report on bus and tram safety has been published. I speak as a former chair of the TfL board's safety panel, and frankly, I find it an insult to the ~6,000 people killed and injured every year by buses and trams in London. 1/9
Context. In the aftermath of the Sandilands tram crash, @TfL failed to pass on a critical fatigue audit to investigators. The failure was never investigated. In July 2019 the @LondonAssembly passed a resolution calling on the Mayor to appoint an independent investigator. 2/9
I was keen to testify to the @LondonAssembly enquiry, but successive @UKLabour chairs of the Transport Committee tried to block me in order to spare @SadiqKhan from embarassment. In the end they failed, and I did my best to raise my concerns. 3/9
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