Cars, Cars, Cars

Three articles about cars in the urban environment.

First, from Streets Blog, the addition of a drugstore in a “pedestrian-friendly zoned” neighborhood in Charlotte, North Carolina. The drugstore would add a surface parking lot and driveways, both of which are decidedly not pedestrian-friendly.

Second, red light cameras make the road safer. Really! A study conducted in Virginia Beach concluded that red light cameras do far more to reduce accidents than “random chance” of an officer being present. from the Atlantic, via Planetizen

Finally, the lack of studies about the psychology of cyclists and pedestrians is the focus of an interview of Ian Walker. There are plenty of studies on the psychology of car drivers, but only a handful (some links are provided in the interview) about non-auto street users. via Farnham Street

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