> Fun Walk to School activities:
If anybody is interested in having fun updating/customizing
the SRTS poster we gave out to local schools 2 years ago,
I can email the source file. A treasure trove of trivia factoids !
Charles Carmalt is currently Philadelphia's Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator,
working in the Mayor's Office of Transportation & Utilities. Our Planning
Board hired him over a decade ago, and the resulting 83-page document,
They look swell, they add curb appeal, they are super-durable. What's
not to like about granite "Belgian block" curbing ? One does need to
be extra-careful with ones parallel parking, lest one join the ranks of
motorists who have ruined their tire !!
In the event of a bicyclist who loses control and crashes, they are a hazard.
Excerpt below is from a letter by Ithaca's town planner to a developer:
From: Mike Suber
Subject: Re: NYTimes op-ed: the ethicist weighs in
Date: Saturday, August 4, 2012, 6:01 PM
Steve et al -
Yes, I read the opinion piece on the web site. Forget Kant.
Ethics has nothing to do with it. Consider the effect on other cyclists
and motorists who observe such irresponsibility: Flout the law, behave unlike
most responsible motorists, and bring derision and danger to all cyclists.
I can't believe that TA might consider this acceptable behavior.
On Sat, 4 Aug 2012 14:48:47 -0700 (PDT) Steve Kruse writes:
"If Kant Were a New York Cyclist" by Randy Cohen
THE rule-breaking cyclist that people decry: that's me. I routinely run red lights,
and so do you. I flout the law when I'm on my bike; you do it when you are on
foot, at least if you are like most New Yorkers. My behavior vexes pedestrians,
drivers and even some of my fellow cyclists. Similar conduct has stuck cyclists
with tickets and court-ordered biking education classes.
But although it is illegal, I believe it is ethical. I'm not so sure about
your blithely ambling into the intersection against the light while
texting and listening to your iPod and sipping a martini. More or less.
Read the entire article at http://nyti.ms/MkoU42