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Wednesday October 19th
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Walking is the most important mode of human transportation. Nevertheless, in transportation, walking is seen more as an annoyance than anything. This bias is baked in to the languate of transportation engineering. The very word "pedestrian" means "lacking in vitality, imagination, distinction, etc.; commonplace; prosaic or dull".
I'm going to try to convince you to purge the word "pedestrain" from your vocabulary.
Leave it to the road building establishment to replace the short and neutral term "walk" with the mouthfull "pedestrian". And if you delve into the manuals on "pedestrian design", you will see a grim experience indeed. The pedestrian's habitat is concrete and paint stripes. Bollards and signals boss them around. Concerns arise on how "compliant" they are to crossing the street. This "pedestrian" language downgrades walking to be as dull as driving a car, but without the priority given to motoring.
At the CART annual meeting tonight, it was decided we would post some comments CART and others had made on the Ohio River Bridges Project. These appear below.
If you would like to make your own comment, go to this page, and check out the right hand column. The latest round apperantly ends August 25th.
Apparently LMPW construction trucks in the exact location of the road diet were there for some other purpose. CART member Bill Wright reports that the road diet is still hung up with Tom Hall at KYTC District 5. Tom.Hall 'AT' ky 'DOT' gov
CART mistakenly reported the diet was under construction here. Sorry.
Coalition for the Advancement of Regional
Transportation annual meeting featuring
Cincinnati's Streetcar Plan
Mr. John Schneider
of Cincinnati's Alliance for Regional Transit
August 24th, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Highlands Shelby Park Library
Mid-City Mall, 1250 Bardstown Road
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The agenda also includes social time, the
opportunity to join CART, the annual business
meeting, and the election of new board members.
Update: Story is false. Retraction.
Construction has begun on a sidewalk linking people and businesses in the Clifton and Clifton Heights neighborhoods. Space for the sidewalk was created by narrowing Brownsboro Road from 4 travel lanes to 3 - a 'road diet'. This is a key technique for creating walkable and bikeable neighborhoods, and we hope that as soon as this project is seen as a success, we can start to look at road diets elsewhere too.
Activists gather after the Metro Council vote approving the road diet. The diet was approved unanimously.
Charlie Schimpeler, Ph.D., A.I.C.P., P.E., builder of transportation systems around the world, has passed away. Charlie has been a tremendous asset to Kentucky, always willing to share his expertise. He lived his life with energy and humor. CART's board of directors wishes the Schimpeler family well.
Louisville Metro Government has a new web reporting tool you can use to report "close calls" on the road. The data you enter will be used to "assess potential conflict points and the frequency of near misses at these locations".
I plan to use this to report things like bullying crosswalk behavior - the sort of incident that is reckless, but something the police can't do anything with. If there's contact, or immediate danger, call 911.
The Ohio River Bridges project prioritizes car & truck dependence for the region at the cost of all other transportation alternatives. Your last chance to tell the government to find us better options is now through July 13. Follow this link and let them know what you think of their three options, none of which include significant increases to public transit service.