In New Albany, orange construction cones might not stand a chance, though guerrilla tactics are all we have left.


Sorry for the gap — Facebook video embedding doesn’t seem to translate well to this platform.

Lori may be onto something here. It’s been my observation, admittedly unverified apart from a few radar gun samplings, that since the upper Spring Street project started, speeds have noticeably increased on my stretch of Spring.

It’s as though having been slowed by orange cones for a few blocks coming into the city, drivers regard Vincennes as a welcome “green flag,” signalling an immediate shift into hyperspace — and down uncontrolled Spring they fly.

In NA, too? “Traffic Safety Advocates Taking Action Into Their Own Hands.”

Would guerrilla orange cones work in New Albany?

Will anything work in New Albany? Thanks for the video, Lori.

Guerrilla Bike Lanes Show Cities How Easy It Is To Make Streets Safer, by Adele Peters (Fast Company)

Since the city won’t keep bikers safe, a group of San Francisco bikers is taking matters into its own hands, using a very simple tool—traffic cones …

… In a few recent interventions, the activists demonstrated how much better design can help. On Golden Gate Avenue, for example, a new painted bike lane was ignored by cars, and it was filled with traffic. When the activists put up simple orange construction cones, cars immediately started staying in their own lane.