Category Archives: The Street

Yes, It’s A Design Problem


Barry Watkins, 01 May 2017 I went down to Palm Bay and made some observations the other day at the scene of the fatal collision where 10 yr old Odyssey Charter School student Ander Grooms was killed while bicycling home … Continue reading

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How To Build A Bus Shelter


Jim Liesenfelt of Space Coast Area Transit sent us some information on how to build bus shelters. We don’t need SCAT’s permission to do it, we just need to get a plan approved by the city or county depending on … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Matt Reed: ‘Diamond’ is Viera’s next driving adventure


Yep, looks like an “adventure”, alright! What do y’all think? http://www.floridatoday.com/story/opinion/columnists/matt-reed/2015/04/04/matt-reed-diamond-vieras-next-driving-adventure/25271175/

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