Hello again! I don’t have much to report. But this is August and it appears, as with every year, things tend to slow down. I did attend a meeting with some of the Logan group who met with a DDOT rep on Tuesday. it was a fairly informal meeting. We learned about DDOT problems in implementation and we talked about a few things that ordinary citizens could do as well. Nothing is specific right now so I won’t say more than that I was encouraged that thought was actually being given to the concerns of both bicyclists and pedestrians. But it raised some questions in my mind about how to move things forward and how to make this blog more useful. Out of that came these questions:
1. One problem that DDOT and others in power have is that few pedestrians report their close encounters and even their being hit by bicyclists, either on the sidewalk or when running a red light. So my question to you is: What kind of simple reporting system should be used to collect this information? Do we make police reports? Do we report in some other way? Should we use calls? or something like Twitter? I’d appreciate your ideas on this.
2. I’ll continue getting information on what other cities do. But what cities would you like to see profiled here?
Finally, A NOTE TO THOSE WHO HAVE SIGNED UP TO FOLLOW THIS BLOG: I think I’ve finally figured out a way to make any revisions I make after posting without wasting your time. And in a minute, I’ll make corrections on Potpourri. When I do I will add to the title “(revised)” That way you’ll know the post is not totally new and I will have the satisfaction of knowing that I’ve corrected any spelling and language errors I discover that I missed in my original proofreading. Hope you think that’s a good solution as well.