1. Plazas for the People


    from SF Pavement to Parks Added 316 3 0

    This video is part of a series highlighting the residents, small business owners, artists, and advocates creating new public spaces in their neighborhoods. The third video in this series features the passionate individuals who banded together to create Persia Triangle Plaza in the Excelsior and Annie Street Plaza in South of Market.

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    • Curb Ramps as Decorative Accents???


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      Jackson repaved Hanging Moss Road as part of the 2009 Street Resurfacing Project, which triggers the need for ADA upgrades to adjoining sidewalks. The city put in just a few curb ramps (4 out of 11 intersections). Plus, it left the sidewalks inaccessible to- and unusable by people with disabilities. When will we attend to the safety of ALL a street's users, not just motorists?

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      • Let's improve our streets for ALL their users, not just for those that drive.


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        It's the RIGHT thing to do, and it's the law! Remember, this summer is the twenty fifth anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Accessible sidewalks benefit EVERYONE. Don't you think it's past time to comply with ADA?

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        • Scott getting to a neighborhood meeting on Meadowbrook Road.


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          Because of the lack of ADA compliant sidewalks, people in wheelchairs are left to fend for themselves on our streets. We seem to find the money to widen the interstates ALL AROUND Jackson, so why can't we build accessible sidewalks?

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          • Fernbank Road and Shea Road Roundabout, Ottawa, ON


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            Due to operational issues at the intersection of Fernbank Road and Shea Road, located in Ottawa’s west urban community, a preferred solution to realign the two intersections into a single lane roundabout was designed by Morrison Hershfield. Morrison Hershfield’s role during the course of this project development included both preliminary and detailed roadway designs, preparation of contract documents and Contract Administration and Inspection services during construction. A ‘Complete Street’ approach during the design process included the introduction of pedestrian crossings, to accommodate future needs as this community develops. Multi-use pathways and paved shoulders were designed to accommodate cyclists on both Fernbank Road and Shea Road, as they are currently identified as primary cycling networks according to the Ottawa Cycling Plan.

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            • America's Love Affair With Great City Streets


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              All across America people are falling in love with cities. People are craving interaction with their fellow humans. They don't want to commute long distances to work. They want to be able to safely walk around their neighborhoods and support the vitality of public spaces and the transformation of city streets. But they also want transportation options so they can choose optimum ways to navigate and explore their city. That might be walking, train, bus, bicycle, bike share, car rental or a variety of other car services. Don't believe us? Sit back and listen to four mayors from large U.S. cities as well as advocates & experts talk about why people are craving better cities that are human-scaled.

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              • Understanding What Pedestrians Need


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                To understand the subtleties of good pedestrian design, ditch your car. A change in perspective helps reveal what pedestrians and bicyclists need to feel safe and comfortable on city streets. Excerpt from a keynote address at the 2014 North Carolina Urban Design Conference.

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                • BTV Open Streets


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                  Glimpses of the first Open Streets event in Burlington, VT on Sept.21, 2014. Streets throughout the Old North End were closed to car traffic for biking and strolling. This was the scene along North Street, the neighborhood's main drag.

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