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The Livable Streets Initiative folks have just released a new Streetfilm on the plans and promise of greenways in the Bronx:
The Bronx River Greenway and South Bronx Greenway plans apply community-driven design strategies to help undo years of top down, auto-centric planning and development in the Bronx. The greenways, when completed, will create a network of safe bicycle and pedestrian paths and routes, parks, and waterfront access points throughout the borough.
It was recently revealed that the South Bronx Greenway is the recipient of stimulus funds; initial sections of the greenway are scheduled to be completed by 2012. Learn more about the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy's efforts to secure funding for trails, walking and biking in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
The Washington Post's Get There blog reports that the Virginia DOT is using experimental markings along roads crossing the Washington & Old Dominion Trail to alert drivers in Loudoun County that bicyclists and pedestrians will be crossing. Inspired by zig-zag markings seen in the United Kingdom and Europe, VDOT sought permission from the US DOT to use these experimental markings. The success of the new treatment will be evaluated and its use will be expanded to other trail crossings along the W&OD if the zig-zag stripes prove successful.
UPDATE 01/26/2010: The report researching the effectiveness of this treatment has been released. Read about it.
Photo: Mike Salmon, VDOT
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