Our priority for cars is clear.
Mostly it's framed up as "Where do we need new crosswalks?"
But as with the Congestion Relief Task Force and with the Public Transit Committee, there is an opportunity to integrate our approaches and to rethink our commitment to hydraulic autoism, that there is a steadily increasing pressure of fluid from cars and driving and that we should accommodate it with ever larger "pipes" and flow.
|Hydraulic Autoism: We treat traffic like fluid and streets like tubes|
(from the presentation to the Congestion Task Force earlier)
(We'll just keep hammering away at the threat of Climate Disruption. Places for Bikes said "don't do that," but that seems disingenuous, and I don't see how that is honest at all.)
You will recall that The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change just released a report, "The Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5ºC," and said
Transitional changes are already underway in many systems but limiting warming to 1.5°C would require a rapid escalation in the scale and pace of transition, particularly in the next 10-20 years. While limiting warming to 1.5°C would involve many of the same types of transitions as limiting warming to 2°C, the pace of change would need to be much faster. While the pace of change that would be required to limit warming to 1.5°C can be found in the past, there is no historical precedent for the scale of the necessary transitions, in particular in a socially and economically sustainable way. Resolving such speed and scale issues would require people’s support, public-sector interventions and private-sector cooperation. [italics added]
|Our new shrine to gasoline, from Madrona|
|Wasted Lawn: They demolished housing for this.|
|The crosswalk is closed; it's a dead end.|
There's no actual detour,
and the next crosswalks are blocks away
|Instead of a right-in/right-out median,|
a crosswalk to the bus stop (at center) was deleted
|But crossing here to the bus stop is not a frill|
|4245 people/day speed more than 10mph over limit here|
(City of Salem, but scrubbed now)
|No sidewalks on this part of Commercial Street|
Addendum, October 18th
This piece is fascinating!
|via Twitter and Streetsblog|