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Post subject: urban-design-problem-thats-killing-pedestrians-and-cyclists  PostPosted: Feb 21, 2019 - 05:16 PM
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https://www.fastcompany.com/90310016/the-urban-design-problem-thats-killing-pedestrians-and-cyclists
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Across the nation, cyclist fatalities have increased by 25% since 2010 and pedestrian deaths have risen by a staggering 45%. More people are being killed because cities are encouraging residents to walk and bike, but their roads are still dominated by fast-moving vehicular traffic. As my research has shown, this shifting mix can be deadly.

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Post subject:   PostPosted: Feb 23, 2019 - 12:02 AM
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This fake news must have been written by a stoned millenial. He was obviously created this "content" while reading Vice on his iPhone at a Starbucks.

I am afraid to even drive in Cobb anymore. I see drivers run stale reds about once a year these days and have nearly been T-boned three times in recent years by these idiots.

All ad hominems aside, the guy who wrote this is an idiot.

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Post subject: Nothing new, but on message  PostPosted: Feb 23, 2019 - 04:03 AM
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Cities should have roadmaps for (1) Increased pedestrian and cycling infrastructure; (2) Practical transit alternatives for automobile commuters (lazy people) to compensate for less automobile access in dense urban areas; (3) Obesity fines
 
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Post subject: RE: Nothing new, but on message  PostPosted: Feb 23, 2019 - 07:14 PM
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Jaywalking was always discouraged when I was growing up. It now appears to be commonplace behavior.
Case in point, is the Cobb bus center on the South Loop, despite fenced barriers people are still being killed and not crossing at intersections to get to the Race Trac.
Same thing with train crossings too.
Passing bikes at blind curves.
Running Red lights.
Texting and driving.
Stopping on a RxR crossing.

Guess, in general, Society is broken.
Then again, you can't fix stupid.
Sad. I was expecting society to improve as I got older.

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Post subject: Future predictions  PostPosted: Feb 24, 2019 - 04:59 AM
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Autonomous travel could remove some of the danger. May also change the way we think of driving, as it could become true leisure time.

Forced autonomous driving would keep people out of the cities. Laughing E-bikes and scooters equipped with autonomous driving features are the urban travel machines of the future. You can park more bikes in a small area than cars; sooner or later, infrastructure will begin taking advantage of this and accommodating fewer cars.

Both obesity fines and forced autonomous driving stand as potential solutions for the problems all cyclists face.
 
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