Eric.Britton wrote: There is not a single meaningful point made about what brings all of us here together: the fundamentals of how people get around and accessMessage 1 of 4 , Jun 12, 2006View SourceEric.Britton wrote:There is not a single meaningful point made about what brings all of us here together: the fundamentals of how people get around and access what they need in cities.
This reminds me of the TRB exhibition hall where every year I meet the same two representatives of certain US federal agencies, one representing the "road safety" point of view, and another from the "pedestrian safety" point of view. There they are, seated side by side, both passionately discussing safety issues, yet the idea that pedestrian and road safety might be intertwined is never addressed. They literally have parallel literature: intersection safety - safety devices for vehicle turning movements (ie various protected lanes and smart signals), and smart markings for pedestrian crossings (which never show any cars around)....
Is this characterization altogether incorrect? Unfair? Useless as an observation?
I guess that is why we try to call it "New Mobility" and not "transportation". We are trying to draw a clear line between these two markedly different worlds of policy and practice. Otherwise . . .