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The impacts of where we park

In Parking by Seth Zeren8 Comments

Sometimes cars even have to stop to give way to a car going the other way, helping slow traffic on an otherwise quiet residential street with many children and pets. There’s even a name for this kind of street, a “give-way street.”

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Streetfilms: A Montreal Intersection Morphs Into a Wonderful Neighborhood Space

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On a Bixi bike excursion to get some ice cream in Montreal, my wife and I stumbled upon the intersection of Fairmount Avenue and Rue Clark, recently upgraded with colorful new street furniture, traffic calming treatments, and a two-way protected bike lane. The space is teeming with street life. When you arrive at this lovely place your first instinct is …

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Interim pedestrian safety improvement at LaSalle Square

In Pedestrians, Transportation by Jef Nickerson1 Comment

From the Mayor’s Facebook page: The City completed traffic changes to the intersection of Empire and Fountain Streets earlier today. Motor vehicle traffic proceeding from Empire Street is now required to use the traffic signal to turn left onto Fountain Street, improving pedestrian safety in the area. This interim step will calm traffic coming from Broadway and Atwells Avenue into …

News & Notes

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Boston sends “tax” bills to non-profits, why traffic lights and stop signs are not the answer for safer streets, our infrastructure is too big to fail, and more in today’s News & Notes.

Streetfilms MBA: Road Diet

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Streetfilms has launched a new series of videos, Moving Beyond the Automobile. As Streetfilms releases each video in the series, we\’ll be posting them here for you to enjoy. The topic of the eighth video is Road Diets.

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Snow as traffic calming

In Roads, Snow by Jef Nickerson18 Comments

Currently, due to the snow, Atwells Avenue is a good 4 to 6 or more feet narrower than usual. Yet, cars are able to park on both sides and traffic is able to flow smoothly in both directions (in most areas, some places the snow is totally out of control). Which proves my point that the road is too wide …

News & Notes

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Ad Nauseam 2010: The Year in Car Commercials [DC.Streetsblog] Car sales are up, auto shows are packing them in, and the GM IPO was oversubscribed, but there may be no surer indicator of the auto industry’s recovery than the renewed avalanche of car ads rumbling across every medium. And there’s no better way to get a glimpse of what a …