Friday Transpo Roundup: The bad, the good, and the really freakin’ cool
We’ve got a full range of transpo links for you this Friday. First, the bad: Slate warns of the hidden dangers of “Children at Play” signs – and long commutes. And that’s any long commute – not just by car.
Now, the good: Want an example of how well-designed intersections can make life easier for pedestrians? Just go to the world’s busiest street crossing. And here’s a new case for high-speed rail that looks at how long it took to build some of Europe’s fast trains.
Speaking of building things, let’s move to the really freakin’ cool: An archive of photos from BART’s construction, historic ideas of futuristic travel, and a bike lane you project in front of you on the road. The only drawback to such DIY road-striping? It won’t let you avoid potholes, which are forever damned by this cleverly written Bike To Work Day haiku (is that a baiku?).