Monthly Archives: November 2015

FDOT: “Denied…denied…DENIED!”


When FDOT says: “Denied…denied…DENIED!” on lower speed limits, what they are really saying is “WE DON’T CARE about ped-bike deaths”!!!┬áThe safety of bicyclists and pedestrians is apparently not even on FDOT’s radar judging by their statements in this Florida Today … Continue reading

Posted in The Street | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Sign The Petition!


Would you like to see more Pedestrian- and Bicycle- Friendly Streets and Neighborhoods in Brevard? Sign our petitition: https://t.co/faS35ICLSe

Posted in Miscellaneous | 1 Comment

Why 12-Foot Traffic Lanes Are Disastrous for Safety and Must Be Replaced Now – Jeff Speck


Here’s a great case for keeping vehicle lanes 10′ max in town: http://www.citylab.com/design/2014/10/why-12-foot-traffic-lanes-are-disastrous-for-safety-and-must-be-replaced-now/381117/ by @JeffSpeckAICP

Posted in Miscellaneous | Leave a comment

See Anything Wrong With This Picture?


Fiske Blvd., Rockledge. Why did anyone think this was ok when this road was built in the 1960’s? We have sidewalks all over #Brevard just like this and we are still building many new ones this very same way! Time … Continue reading

Posted in The Street | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Suburban Myth #4


Suburban Myth: “Trucks and buses need a 50′ min curb radius!” Answer: Nope. We can use “effective radius” in our designs! http://nacto.org/publication/urban-street-design-guide/intersection-design-elements/corner-radii/. When turning a truck or bus can use the available space in the intersection to make the turn. … Continue reading

Posted in The Street | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Each Spot on This Map is a Person!


Here’s a map of all the traffic deaths in the US from 2004-2013: http://usa.streetsblog.org/2015/11/06/every-traffic-fatality-in-the-u-s-mapped/ Zoom in on Brevard County, and you’ll see where each person died. It’s pretty sobering. Each one of these people isn’t a number. They’re someone’s mom, … Continue reading

Posted in The Street | Tagged , | Leave a comment

So, What’s All This About?


Barry Watkins 11/6/2015 Our ultimate goal here at Walkable Brevard is to basically completely re-vamp the way we build things in our county. See, we’ve been doing it pretty much 180 degrees the wrong way since the mid-20th century with … Continue reading

Posted in SmartCode for Brevard | Tagged | Leave a comment