Friday, October 21, 2016

Weekend #Nanaimo pedestrian carnage
and victim blaming #VisionZero

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

From @NextCityOrg —
"Streets are the foundation
of a city’s entire social structure."

To save pedestrian lives advocate
for #walkability & #safespeeds

Monday, October 17, 2016

'When shopping malls replace public space, it’s a symptom that the city is ill'
– @EnriquePenalosa

Pedestrian, cyclist, disabled injuries
and deaths on Nanaimo streets

Friday, October 14, 2016

@NACTO and @globalstreets
have made a Street Design Guide
for a rapidly urbanizing world

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Nanaimo's Terminal / Nicol
highway corridor "re-imagined" —
Here's the one thing I need to know

Above are the stated goals of the Terminal Nicol (highway corridor, left) Re-imagined Committee. This is a City of Nanaimo advisory committee (the City’s official name for the steering committee calls it a “streetscape” project) overseen by the Downtown BIA and comprised of City Councillors, the Snuneymuxw First Nation, the Chamber of Commerce, Nanaimo Economic Development Corporation, the South End Community Association, 3 members-at-large with participation of both the City of Nanaimo and the BC Ministry of Transportation traffic engineers.

 These goals are laudable, even beyond reproach. Who could possibly disagree with them? Here's the one thing I need to know: what exactly is meant by the fourth principle? If it means what I fear it means the first three are unachievable.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

How many mobility modes fit comfortably
in a 70' wide city street?

Look what 2 - 10' travel lanes gets you. — 24' of public space for citizens of all ages and mobility abilities. 18.5' of protected bike lanes, and on-street parking. This is a city street where people want to gather, to live, to stroll and to shop. Wallace Street to the west also lends itself to this kind of street design. This is also a safe street because it is shared more equally with all the citizens who use it and pay for it. Most of this can be done for very little cost, with paint and planters. There is a clearly established relationship between travel lane width and vehicle speeds. On wider lanes cars travel faster regardless of posted maximums.
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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

What makes a great public market?
Lessons from around the world