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Streetsblog: The Epidemic of Pedestrian Deaths in America, and Why It Barely Registers In 2010, 4,280 pedestrians were killed in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control, and another 70,000 were injured. That’s one death every two hours. It’s impossible to quantify the human toll of traffic fatalities, but as David Nelson at Project for Public Spaces …

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Montréal plans its first Woonerf, Connecticut looks to TOD to increase housing and building jobs, World Map of Bike Sharing, and more in today’s 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 …

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Tootling [The New Yorker] “At twenty [mph], you’d actually save time,” King said. “Going forty miles per hour doesn’t change your position in the next queue, at the next traffic lights.” “You’re right,” DeCarlo said, and he nodded. “I’m a firm believer that, whether you do twenty or fifty-five, you’re going to get to the same place at the same …

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SFGate: Footbridge an elegant new icon in East Bay The 600-foot-long arc not only eases the way for pedestrians and bicyclists, it also sends a message naysayers choose to ignore: our society should aim to produce civic works on par with cherished landmarks from the New Deal or the Carnegie libraries of the generation before that. This larger cultural role …

Patching Patches

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Photo by Jef Nickerson So this is silly, but it doesn’t really bother me all that much and I’ll tell you why. This is my street, taken from out my window. You can see years and years of various patches and a current patch that doesn’t actually fill a new hole. Further up the street there is a deep lake. …