Posts about Humor
A recent xkcd comic is very appropriate:
The 15th Street bike lanes, for example, have text that seems to read "PEDS BIKES TO YIELD TURN LEFT." (See this photo). Though I assume FHWA long ago did an analysis of which way was better for drivers, or maybe not.
Jeff Speck sent along this button from Sustainable Urbanism's Doug Farr.
Recently, a funny photo was going around showing a New York sidewalk partitioned into a lane for New Yorkers and a lane for tourists. It turns out this was the latest
Improve Improv Everywhere prank. (Bossi)
IE members even pose as NYC DOT workers directing pedestrians and taking a "survey" of people's reactions to the pilot, with an eye toward expanding it to the entire city.
Jaime Fearer noticed an item for sale in Maryland that might violate a 122-year-old ban if used in the L'Enfant City and Georgetown:
This week's Tom the Dancing Bug imagines if animals from the wild settled our habitats the way humans take over theirs.
Click on the comic to see the final panels.
Here's a very amusing traffic safety film from Belgium. It starts out a bit slow but you'll get the point by around 2 minutes in, by which time it gets really entertaining.
Via How We Drive.
Reader and frequent commenter "ah" found this postcard in Paris:
Maybe "share the road" works better.
- Federal board wants "dignified," dull Southwest Waterfront
- By 2040, DC's population could be close to 900,000
- Baltimore's car-stuffed waterfront is poised to keep adding more cars
- The Park Service wants to fix a dangerous spot near Roosevelt Island
- Another way to see the US: Map of where nobody lives
- DC's 40-year out of date zoning code will get at least 6 months more stale
- Dead ends: Euphemisms hide our true feelings about growth