“Don’t Embarrass the Agency or Yourself”

The National Center for Bicycling and Walking recently posted a great list of resources compiled by Christopher Douwes from the Federal Highway Administration. If you’re just looking to make your community more bike friendly or more walkable, this is a good place to gain some background.

Included on the lists are some of Douwes’ presentations. His first presentation, Policy, Planning, Programs, and Provisions for Pedal-Power, Pedestrians, and Paths, includes one of our favorite slides:

Don’t Embarrass the Agency or Yourself.

Then it was the DOT traffic engineer’s turn….and I quote: “Since the bicyclists are always in the way of traffic, we need to figure out how to get them off the road.” (or something very close to that :-]). I couldn’t ignore the comment. I tried. Really I did. But I had to share: “Bicyclists and pedestrians are also traffic.” The poor man didn’t say one more word the rest of the meeting.

– A planner from the Heartland

“Get them off the road?” That sounds familiar, doesn’t it?

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One Response to ““Don’t Embarrass the Agency or Yourself””

  1. Gary Says:

    Great resource…cheers.

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