Monthly Archives: December 2014

FL Today: Brevard Dangerous for Pedestrians #2


Barry Watkins, 12/30/2014 “We’ve known for decades that A1A is a high-crash location for bicyclists and pedestrians…”  –Bob Kamm, Exec. Dir., Space Coast TPO In my Dec. 22 blog entry I gave a short response to a Dec. 20, 2014 … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays!


How many days til Christmas? So excited! The happiest of holidays, everyone! May all your wishes come true! Posted from WordPress for Android

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Florida Today: Brevard is Dangerous for Pedestrians and Motorcyclists


http://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/local/2014/12/19/brevard-dangerous-county-pedestrians-bikers/20640301/ Ya think?  Yes, it’s dangerous!  I’ve been studying walkability since 2002 and the New Urbanist planning philosophy has had some really good, practical solutions for our traffic safety concerns since the early 1980’s.  There is a New Urbanist model … Continue reading

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Time To Fix “Suicide Lanes”!


Ok, so you’ve seen them all over our county. Suicide lanes everywhere.  You know, a continuous turn lane running down the middle of a 4-lane road?  These are a hold-over from the 1960’s.  Nobody builds roads this way anymore.  They’re … Continue reading

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Newsflash: Traffic Engineer’s Manual Overestimates Traffic!


Study shows what we already knew: Traffic Engineer’s Manual greatly overestimates traffic for development!  How the ITE overestimates traffic | Better! Cities & Towns Online.  This causes government entities to require parking lots that are way too big, and over-engineered … Continue reading

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Take Back Our Streets!


Streets were built for pedestrians for thousands of years. It’s time we take them back again! Join with Walkable Brevard as we work to transform our county into a pedestrian- and bike- friendly place! Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/walkablebrevardContinue reading

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Trees Bring People Together!


Neighborhood trees help build social connections!  Contact Walkable Brevard today to get street trees for your neighborhood or business!  321-355-2747 walkablebrevard@gmail.com Posted from WordPress for Android

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