"By the way, there is a lot that goes into getting the roundabout geometry right. Hopefully, I can get things to the point where I can share some of the CAD drawings that I have been working on showing the signsl control and yield control lines and…"
"So I got a street width of 74 feet from Uncle Google Earth to the edge stripe, or 78 feet to face of curb. Current lanes are about 10.3 feet each with a wider center TWLTL. In other words this thing doesn't meet standards as they tried to…"
This is my last Friday News Digest of 2014. Starting next week, we will be running "best of" content in the AM along with some shorter, new stuff in the afternoons. If you have a favorite blog post, SID.tv video or podcast from 2013, let us know…
"It's good. John Anderson is a guy who walks the walk and is sharing his experience with the community to try and build more incremental urbanism.
There's a Google Group setup for aspiring urbanist builders called "Artisan…"
"I agree with the concern that if there is not a solution for the current US 41 condition then the concepts expressed by strong towns will be dismissed more easily. If I have some time I will sketch out something that might work at a minimal cost in…"
"Here are a couple of choices:
1. Eliminate all driveways and all but major cross streets, making it less of a street and more of a road.
2. Reduce speed limits, eliminate minimum parking requirements (to reduce traffic), narrow and traffic-calm the…"
"Philly just passed their land bank legislation, and I think they may actually be one of the biggest cities to have one. Long overdue- over 40,000 vacant parcels.
Syracuse, NY just started one up as well. New York State passed their…"