January 30, 2016

Polka dots for pedestrians...

... cheap and cute in Austin.

10 comments:

coupe said...
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tim maguire said...

I don't know about the dots, but that looks like a well-designed intersection from the standpoint of traffic calming.

Tank said...

Polka dots seem appropriate for Austin.

I hate four way stop signs.

JCC said...

I guess they don't have buses or larger delivery trucks in that neighborhood, because they just removed the turn radius for anything larger than a Fiat or a bicycle. Maybe that was the idea. But in heavy traffic, they have created gridlock while larger turning vehicles have to wait for cross traffic to clear before making a turn.

But it's pretty.

Original Mike said...

When did people become unable to cross the street without having a nervous breakdown?

BDNYC said...

Althouse, Austin is also building a tunnel under Waller Creek to divert stormwater (and hopefully reclaim land in a 100 year flood plain). Similar to your Copenhagen and New Orleans stories.

Phil 3:14 said...

Hicks and Austin? Often not together.

Anthony said...

Ditzy liberal urbanites need pretty things to help them do basic day-to-day tasks. And government employees need something to do.

William said...

It's a good idea. It makes the turf look less ominous while heightening awareness of its risk.

ken in tx said...

Where's Lazlo to talk about somebody named Poon.