Stop for Pedestrians!

Within several months Asbury Park’s Transportation Planner Mike Manzella has helped to make city streets safer. “Stop for Pedestrian” signs (also known as bollards) have been placed at intersections along the dangerous length of Memorial Dr, and additionally at 40 other city intersections with recorded pedestrian-involved crashes. Literally life transforming.

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“Bicyclist Scofflaws”

Following a recent thread on Next Door Asbury Park, this article helps to clear up the perception of “bicyclist scofflaws”.

“It would be safe to say that almost 100 percent of roadway users break traffic laws. Yet the general public’s perception of lawbreaking behavior by drivers and bicyclists is vastly different—at least if you listen to talk radio or read the comments section to online news stories.”

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7 Cities That Are Starting To Go Car-Free

An article from Fast Company in 2015.

Urban planners are finally recognizing that streets should be designed for people, not careening hunks of deadly metal.

“After over a hundred years of living with cars, some cities are slowly starting to realize that the automobile doesn’t make a lot of sense in the urban context. It isn’t just the smog or the traffic deaths; in a city, cars aren’t even a convenient way to get around.”