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  1. There is only one way to end the traffic nightmare and to address the plethora of evils that rise from our slavish obeisance to the car. I have finally put together the beginning of a full reply to any effort at city planning that refuses to start with the idea of car free communities. If you have KU/KOLL this is free.

    Cybercommunities: A Handbook eBook: Stephen C. Rose: Kindle Store http://buff.ly/1HGNfif

  2. Heather Boyer says:

    I would add as resources the NACTO Urban Street Design Guide and Urban Bikeway Design Guide.

  3. Well spoken Sir !!

  4. Hi Scott,
    Great article! Can you provide the source for the graph/data that @ 20mph 9/10 peds survive, and at 40mph 9/10 peds die? The GJEL.COM website doesn’t show the data (not that I could find anyway).
    Thank You!!
    Scott S.

    • Sadly no, Scott. All we did was adapt GJEL’s existing graphic so more people could make use of it. You’ll have to follow up with them for the data.

      Thanks for the read!

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