Completing my Personal “Tilikum Grand Slam”
I’ll admit I had a head start. I enjoyed preview rides on both MAX and Streetcar. During yesterday’s opening festivities, I had the chance to cross both on MAX and on foot. And today I cycled east across our wonderful new bridge, and then made the return journey with my bike on the front of a […]
What Makes a Friendly Street?
PSU Transportation Seminar: Impact of Route-Level Features on Decisions to Walk or Bike Speaker: Joseph Broach, Portland State University Topic: Impact of Route-Level Features on Decisions to Walk or Bike When: Friday, October 31, 2014, 12-1 pm Where: PSU Urban Center Building, SW 6th and Mill, Room 204 Summary: Some travel routes attract people walking […]
Does Metro’s Climate Smart Communities Plan Do Enough for Active Transportation?
I’ve been struggling for a week with how to write this post, and I’m grateful to Michael Andersen at BikePortland, who has covered many of the great things about Metro’s Climate Smart Communities plan. That leaves me free to write to a counterpoint, questioning whether in fact it does enough for active transportation. First, let’s talk […]
The Story Told by the Blinking Hand
Joe Rose penned an interesting Q&A yesterday that takes up one of my favorite topics: the Flashing Don’t Walk (FDW) phase. While he caricatures the consequences of the widespread non-compliance with the FDW indication just a wee bit—it may cause motorists (gasp!) delays, and in extreme circumstances may even cause (gasp! recoil!) cycle failures, where […]
To Cross, or Not to Cross…
PSU Transportation Seminar: Speaker: Ron Van Houten, Western Michigan University Topics: Pedestrian Safety and Culture Change When: Friday, May 16, 2014, 12-1 p.m. Where: PSU Urban Center Building, SW 6th and Mill, Room 204 Summary: This session will describe the process and results of a NHTSA study that showed a change in driver culture of yielding to pedestrians in crosswalks on […]