tagged w/ Traffic and Safety
Haiku for the urban masses. Who says that safety campaigns have to be boring? New York City's Department of Transportation (DOT) commissioned artist John Morse to build upon his bandit haiku campaign in Atlanta. The DOT's goal was to raise traffic safety awareness.
http://www.barnonegroup.com/2013/02/curbside-haiku-of-new-york-city.htmlHaiku for the urban masses. Who says that safety campaigns have to be boring? New York... more
And the music makes it oddly more exploitative than it arguably already is.
* It already happened but worth to keep the concern in mind because some people when they drive does not stop violating City rules.
Attended the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Public Safety Committee meeting Monday. Members David Campos, Ross Mirkarimi, Michela Alioto-Pier along with John Avalos from District 9 heard testimony for over three hours regarding the San Francisco Police Department's traffic stop protocols.* It already happened but worth to keep the concern in mind because some people when... more
On the surface and to most people, this problem seems as simple as kids playing their music very loud. The truth of the matter is that this is a very complex problem. Below is a quick simplified rundown of some of the problems caused by boom cars from the perspective of safety:
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My initial comments;
It seems to me that we cannot blame some people on the US Government. Some Cities are doing their job. We just hope other Cities in the US follow the same example instead playing a policy of denial.
Thanks Mayor Mark Kruzan!On the surface and to most people, this problem seems as simple as kids playing their... more
"Objectives: we examined the public health consequences of unsafe and inconvenient walking and bicycling conditions in American cities to suggest improvements based on successful policies in The Netherlands and Germany.
Methods: secondary data from national travel and crash surveys were used to compute fatality trends from 1975 to 2001 and fatality and injury rates for pedestrians and cyclists in The Netherlands, Germany, and the United States in 2000.
Results: American pedestrians and cyclists were much more likely to be killed or injured than were Dutch and German pedestrians and cyclists, both on a per-trip and on a per-kilometer basis.
Conclusions: a wide range of measures are available to improve the safety of walking and cycling in American cities, both to reduce fatalities and injuries and to encourage walking and cycling.
Introduction: improving conditions for walking and bicycling in our cities is vital for America's public health. The measures described in this article would not only reduce pedestrian and cycling fatalities and injuries but also allow millions of people, many of them dangerously overweight, to bike or walk for some of their short trips and thus obtain healthful exercise in the course of daily life. More walking and cycling would yield further public health benefits by reducing the use of automobiles, thus diminishing air and noise pollution and the overall level of traffic danger.
This article has a total of 6 pages with reputable research and safety tips:
Data and Methods
Variation Among Countries in Levels of Walking and Cycling
Dangers of Walking and Cycling in the United States
How to Make Walking and Cycling Safer
Photo source http://www.pedbikeimages.org/imageDetail.cfm (location Long Beach, CA/photographer Dan Burden).
Article by John Pucher, PhD, Lewis Dijkstra, PhD."Objectives: we examined the public health consequences of unsafe and... more