Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Pedestrian and bicycle traffic

We can all get along! :)

A bridge from two angles:



7 comments:

  1. Wait, you mean all it would take to have comfortable public space is for people to not act like selfish assholes?

    The U.S. is doomed, then :)

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  2. Heh. Yes... the cyclists dismount when necessary and the pedestrians (are probably cyclists most of the time) remain aware of cyclists. I think the lack of cars makes it much easier to be pleasant.

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  3. "the cyclists dismount when necessary" .. "pedestrians (are probably cyclists most of the time) remain aware of cyclists"

    I've encountered this behaviour/attitude in certain parts of Germany (I'm not certain if this is true in all parts of Germany) and 2 other countries in Asia that I have stayed in ( for a while).

    @portlandize.com
    "The U.S. is doomed, then :)"
    Why?
    'Individualism' held dear the extreme? Oooops :p
    L

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  4. Oooops (again!) should be .. '... held dear to ... '
    Sorry!
    L

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  5. @anonymous mine, mine, mine! waaaaa! (the gist of U.S. public discourse on any subject) :)

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  6. Sorry Dave ... no offence intended. I was 'temporarily astounded' by your pessimism. Based on what other bloggers (American and others) have written and from 'feedback' from friends I'm hopeful/sanguine that the relationship between road users in the U.S. (U.K., and elsewhere) would evolve towards the better as more and more commuter-cyclists take to the road. It would would take time and we would have to go on working towards it.
    Regards
    L

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  7. Oh no, no offense taken at all :) And I agree with you, it is getting better, very very slowly. We have had half a century of pushing extreme individualism as the ideal, and that's going to take some work to un-do (not only because of the time involved, but because individualism is sort of the path of least resistance - it's harder to think of others). At least some people are starting to recognize that the way we are now is destructive to society.

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