Time-Lapse Scrambling in Toronto

Scramble from Sam Javanrouh on Vimeo.

Here is a mesmerizing time-lapse video from Spacing Toronto and photoblogger Sam Javanrouh. The clip shows traffic moving through Toronto’s pedestrian scramble — a.k.a. priority crossing, a.k.a. Barnes Dance — installed at Yonge and Dundas Streets last August.

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Scramble Crosswalks Ready for Their Star Turn in Hollywood

Responding to community concerns that the high volume of pedestrian traffic at the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue was creating an unsafe crossing, City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell and the Department of Transportation recently announced that a “pedestrian scramble” will be installed by the end of the year. The pedestrian scramble, aka The Barnes Dance, […]

Where Should ‘Barnes Dance’ Diagonal Scramble Crosswalks Go?

LA Gets Diagonal Crosswalks (again) from STREETFILMS on Vimeo. Last week, the L.A. Times ran this article announcing that the city of Los Angeles Transportation Department (LADOT) is planning to add new diagonal “scramble” or “Barnes Dance” crosswalks at three pedestrian-heavy Metro-rail adjacent intersections: 7th Street and Flower Street, Downtown Los Angeles Hollywood Boulevard and Highland […]

Reading the Newspaper’s So You Don’t Have To

Anaheim Wants a Dense Downtown (Times) Burbank Adds Hydrogen Buses (San Fernando Valley Business) Live Online Chat with Metro Boss Today (Metro.net) Toronto Street Plan Puts Pedestrians and Transit Riders First (Toronto Star via Planetizen) This set of clips taken verbatim from Streetsblog…Americans Could Save Themselves, and the Planet, by Walking … (AlterNet) … But […]

Today’s Headlines

Dr. Alex Thompson explains what the bike plan is and why it matters. (Westside Bikeside) Yes, cyclists have to signal, but not if it risks their safety. (Road Rights) via (Bicycling) Venice’s bike coop goes begging for a coffeemaker. (Bikerowave) SoCal cyclists remember Joseph Novotny with a Ride of Silence. (The Signal) Missouri DOT offers […]