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Here's the lived experience of people #walking in #SleepyHollowNY this winter. Lack of #sidewalk #SnowRemoval = unpleasant to #walk & unpassable w/ #MobilityAids.

2/13/19 @ on busy US Route 9 by ex-Horseman diner, a key route for kids to @ufsdtarrytowns.

#PlowTheSidewalks 1/x
On 2/13/19 on busy US #Route9 in #SleepyHollowNY by @ODFMC.

(We're laying this on the Village, not Open Door)

#PlowTheSidewalks 2/x
2/13/19 on the high volume US Route 9 in #SleepyHollowNY by Tornello's Automotive. Again, a key route to @ufsdtarrytowns schools.

#PlowTheSidewalks 3/x
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#SleepyHollowNY has a recurring problem w/ ignoring requirements for #ADA compliant detours during #sidewalk #construction.

Here are 8 people forced into traffic on Beekman Ave w/in 90 seconds on 1/23/19. ($ via US HUD CDBG.) 1/x
#Construction at Van Tassel Apartments on 2/5/19 blocking #sidewalk on Beekman Ave, #SleepyHollowNY.

#WorkZoneAwarenessDay 2/x
Gas main work at Tornello's Automotive blocks #sidewalk on US Route 9 in #SleepyHollowNY, 10/1/18. Busy road that's major walking route for kids #walking to @ufsdtarrytowns High School, Middle School, & Pre-K/K school. 3/x
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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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Jumping onto this webinar now. Not too late to join the awesome @jessicaroberts to learn how to get people moving in new ways. #walking #bicycleschangelives #transit #mobility #TDM
Subsidized transit card a great predictor of increased transit use. Use loss framing to get 11x more use, says @jessicaroberts : You're missing out if you don't take advantage of the money they're putting in your pocket. #transit
"Fresh Start Effect": We set an arbitrary day/time like New Year's Day to become a new person. Reaching out to someone who has just moved w/info to help them establish new transportation habits in this new setting is one effective technique.
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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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Pilot in BC Canada: @velometro 3-wheeled enclosed #ebikes operating as shared vehicles. Think Car2Go+bike. Geofenced to keep off pedestrian walkways. #TRBAM
If @velometro classified as bikes they can be in bike lanes but you couldn't park these at a bike rack. Lots of policy issues to be worked through. #TRBAM #bikeshare (?)
Traffic operations questions created by low-power vehicles that aren't quite bikes. If they operate (maybe in general motor vehicle lanes) + you want smaller vehicles used for urban delivery + working for bike mode shift, what happens? #TRBAM #LEVs
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Download @Chris_Boardman's #MadeToMoveGM report from: greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk/download/downl…
View the press release at: greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk/news/article/2…
It's time to get #GMMoving, with (much) more #walking and #cycling!
Excellent mission statement from @greatermcr #cycling and #walking commissioner @Chris_Boardman:
"Riding a bicycle or crossing a street should not require bravery."
Indeed.
What does @Chris_Boardman's #MadeToMoveGM report mean for the everyday driver?

"Even drivers will benefit, as more #cycling and #walking takes short journeys off the roads, reducing congestion for those who are reliant on a vehicle for work."

What are we waiting for?

Onwards!
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Every day next few days I'll share one #depression/#anxiety insight from my own experience. If it helps anyone a wee bit, it'll be worth it.
1. "#Happiness" can scare #anxiety patients. In our heads, things are always going wrong. Fear of a "happy" moment undone is doubly painful.
Sorry, this won't be a daily affair as I had earlier imagined. But here's insight #2 based on my brush with #depression/#anxiety.
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