It makes me sick that this happened. It also makes me sick that transportation precautions to protect cyclists and pedestrians are lacking in more places than they are present, and that they would absolutely mitigate the chance of fatalities. What will it take for the City to act? Also, the Bandes family has my deepest… Continue reading Community Calls For Improved Safety Measures At Brooklyn Intersection
Saw this outside my office today. So exciting! I even got to talk with a confused pedestrian about it. I wish there was some public education on the new sign itself instead of just on the internet, and/or that it wasn’t labeled “arcade” (very archaic!) but hey, this is great.
6½th Avenue Gets Greenlight: Pedestrian Passageway Approved by Community Board, Installation in June
YES! Basically, there are currently random passageways (privately owned) through buildings sitting in between 6th and 7th Avenues. But, it’s not easy to cross the street at those points, and it’s rather disjointed. So, the city is creating new, raised crosswalks, street paint, and stop signs to hopefully ease traffic and make these public spaces… Continue reading 6½th Avenue Gets Greenlight: Pedestrian Passageway Approved by Community Board, Installation in June
Walking for Water: Results and Reflection
Last week, I wrote about the global health issue of potable water access. I wore a pedometer for exactly one week and tracked all (8 oz) glasses of water consumed during that same time period. 25 miles and 30 glasses later*, I learned some things: I don’t drink nearly as much water as I should… Continue reading Walking for Water: Results and Reflection
Walking for Water: DIY Education and Chance to Win
Starting today, I am wearing a pedometer to track how far I walk each day and how much water I drink to put the global issue of potable water in perspective as Earth Day approaches. 2.2 million people in developing countries, most of them children, die every year from diseases associated with lack of access… Continue reading Walking for Water: DIY Education and Chance to Win
Why People in Cities Walk Fast
This graph made from an observational study in 1976 started the theory, which has become more developed over time. As one possible explanation for the relationship between city size and foot speed, the researchers suggested that economic factors might play a key role. When a city grows larger, they wrote, wage rate and cost of… Continue reading Why People in Cities Walk Fast
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