Author Archives: Gladwyn

Senate race for the 13th district in CA

1-      CA tried to pass a bill to put a $2500/- fine on injuring a person in a traffic accident. It was watered down until the fine was reduced to $25- at which point then Assemblymemeber Pedro Nava … Continue reading

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Intersection lane widths

The largest number of bike crashes occur at intersections. Travel lanes for autos continue to the intersection. Often the turn lane is also marked with bots dots or dashed lines. Bike lanes however terminate ahead of the intersection. The engineering … Continue reading

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Intersections

The largest number of bike crashes occur at intersections. Docile cyclists using the available space on the periphery at the expense of their safety are impacted the most. The primary category is cyclist going the wrong way on the sidewalk. … Continue reading

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Modal footprints

Why don’t engineers look at destinations and how they are accessed? I’ve heard that travel has stayed constant at one hour from Roman times. In an hour a walker can access four or five destination if the land use diversity … Continue reading

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Road space

Shared spaces only work if all users have equal access and respect the mobility of other users. By not providing space on the road engineers force a hierarchy of users. Larger higher speed vehicles end up with priority by default. … Continue reading

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