Life in the streets. Documenting the culture of intersections.
Street narratives, public service announcements, ideologies, and other stories from the asphalt.
Do you feel strongly about an intersection? Please share your street story!
Snap some photos or a quick video with your digital camera. Record an audio file, write a haiku, paint a picture.
Please note the location of our new site, http://www.intersection911.org
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Where’s the Bike Lane? Philly bike activists stage a die-in to respond to the lack of bike lanes on the new Walnut St bridge in 1990.
Photo by Ken Yanoviak, via Bike Coalition of Greater Philadelphia
While walking around Portland, I have noticed cars parked right up to the edge of intersections. State Law forbids parking within 20 feet of a crosswalk, yet this law is rarely observed in Oregon. Another law many drivers do not know about is ‘Every Corner is a Crosswalk’, meaning that every crossing is a legal crosswalk, even if it is not striped.
I believe focusing on the color and reflectiveness of clothing is a distraction from Portland’s responsibility to comply with and enforce existing parking and crosswalk law. By following through with education and enforcement campaigns, the city can help increase visibility at every crosswalk.
I understand police resources are tighter than ever, so it is incumbent upon Oregon to continue its record of innovation by designing roads that consider the safety of all road users. We should listen to US Secretary of Transportation Ray Lahood, who has advised state DOT’s to “Treat walking and bicycling as equals with other transportation modes.”
As posted to the Think Out Loud ‘Foot Traffic’ episode.
Over the past 6 months, I have been leveraging Twitter rather than this Tumblr blog for sharing documentation of livable streets issues in Portland and around the globe. The content was feeling stale here so I though integrating twitter automatically would be the answer.
It’s not, sorry about that. I’ll be removing this today. Stay tuned for a new multimedia site at http://www.intersection911.org, better yet, follow me @Intersection911 on Twitter.
Ooh boy! New @PortlandAfoot issue is here. Not a subscriber? You should be! http://ow.ly/2UCbI #pdxmedia
“Measure 26-119 would simply replace an existing TriMet bond that’s expiring.” why don’t we hear that from trimet? nice work, @alex_craghead
Want a better Broadway/Weidler bikeway? Plan on attending open forums for the N/NE Qudrant/I-5 Central City Plan http://ow.ly/2TKoZ
67 applicants to the BAC! Hope that provides some new diversity and energy to the committee.
I support increased funding for Trimet, but this ballot measure wreaks of poor strategic planning, lack of stakeholder engagement, etc, etc
Interesting reading about the Paparazzi using bicycles and the subway to get the jump on celebs in NYC. http://ow.ly/2Swwk
As of today, the only funding measure I’m going to support is the Oregon Historic Society.
Our engineers are ready to innovate, but we’re still walking on eggshells about bikeway projects. This is 2010, lets start acting like it!
It’s a tale of two cities, two different densities. If we want to be a truly walkable, bikeable town, we have to muster strength to LEAD.
There’s no question advocacy can improve, but we need motivated, resilient, decisive leadership in city hall. No more backpedaling in PDX!
NYC leadership gets it, and it’s not without political costs. The difference here is that we haven’t put forward a clear message on our BMP
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