Traffic Author Tom Vanderbilt at Cal State San Bernadino Tomorrow

If any of our friends at Cal State San Bernadino happen to be reading Streetsblog in the next thirty hours, they should make a point to visit Tom Vanderbilt’s open lectures tomorrow. Vanderbilt is the bestselling author of Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (And What it Says About Us) and something of a favorite for Livable Streets advocates. His name pops up in a lot of Streetsblog stories as his viewpoint and research are second-to-none. My favorite Vanderbilt story features him talking about Motorist Sociopathy
Of course, you can also read all about Vanderbilt at his personal blog How We Drive.

His talks tomorrow are at noon and 6:oo P.M. in the Santos Manuel Student Union. Directions to the campus can be found on the campus website.



The High Cost of (Bike) Parking

Are garages charging bike parking prices that the market is unlikely to bear? (Photo: Bicycles Only via Flickr) Today on the Streetsblog Network, Traffic author Tom Vanderbilt writes at How We Drive about the cost of bike parking at Manhattan garages. (New York’s larger garages have been required to offer bike parking since late last […]

An Attempt to Create Empathy in Drivers

One of the issues that continually bedevils the members of the Streetsblog Network is how to get drivers to slow down and pay attention. Photo by Michele McDonald of the Boston Globe via How We Drive. Tom Vanderbilt, author of the book Traffic and keeper of the How We Drive blog, writes about one such […]

LA Isn’t the Only Place with Bike Vs Car Incidents

Two recent road rage incidents are all over the news in Portland. Earlier this month, a drunken man on a bike became aggravated when a driver, himself a self-described bike advocate, reprimanded the cyclist for blowing a stoplight. The cyclist threatened the driver, picking up his bike and hitting the car with it. Then this […]

Experimenting with the Elimination of Traffic Lights

Today from the Streetsblog Network, Tom Vanderbilt writes on his How We Drive blog about an upcoming experiment in London. Traffic lights at seven intersections in the borough of Ealing will be covered with bags, and drivers will be expected to safely navigate by making eye contact with pedestrians, cyclists and other motorists. The move […]