I’ll Be on the Larry Mantle Show at 11:27

Following on the L.A. Times’ piece today about a possible expansion of the city’s Scramble Crosswalk program, I’ll be on Air Talk with Larry Mantle at KPCC talking about how Scramble Crosswalks can fit into L.A.’s transportation landscape.

You can find KPCC at 89.3 on your FM dial, or listen online by clicking here.

  • I’m teaching a bicycle and pedestrian planning studio class at USC and we are looking at the pedestrian scramble on Jefferson at USC. It clearly has improved safety for both pedestrians and cyclists by eliminating the free right turns and the left turns on an over-ripe amber light by cars which can cause lots of pedestrian and cyclist injuries. At USC cyclists tend to cross with the pedestrians, although technically they are vehicles, yet they have some options cars do not in entering and existing the campus pathways. This would probably be fine if the cyclists were encouraged to cross parallel to the crossway so as to connect to the bike paths on Hoover and McClintock. The diagonal movement is not such a great idea–tends to result in bike/ped conflicts. The safety benefit comes from freezing the cars for a cycle so bikes and peds can cross safely.

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Nury Martinez, Seleta Reynolds and local school kids demonstrate Van Nuys' new diagonal crosswalk. All photos by Joe Linton/Streetsblog L.A.

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