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Too that noticed I've

A recent xkcd comic is very appropriate:


Image from xkcd.

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.

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Transit


Photo of the week: Yes, it is

Jeff Speck sent along this button from Sustainable Urbanism's Doug Farr.

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Pedestrians


"The Tourist Lane"

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.

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Transit


Not allowed in the L'Enfant 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:

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Development


Animal sprawl

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.

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Roads


Driver's will

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.

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Roads


Mode separation

Reader and frequent commenter "ah" found this postcard in Paris:

Maybe "share the road" works better.

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