Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Urban Planning

I came across a blog named Bikeyface, created by Bekka Wright, an ordinary bike commuter, artist, writer, entrepreneur and Bostonian. Bekka is much handier with a marker pen than me, and creates some pretty cool cartoons for her blog. This recent one, named "URBAN PLANNING" caught my eye. 

I must admit, in some situations I have no idea what to do, especially with two lane cycle ways. It does seem that authorities want to place more and more road markings and street furniture, supposedly making things easier, but perhaps making things more confusing. Wouldn't it be great if we could all just share the roads and footpaths?

Its funny how the more developed a country is the more rules and controls are implemented to govern how people use roads. I don't know if this is a good thing, people have to think less, make less decisions, and loose a certain level of interaction with the environment. We now have to spend more time figuring out how to navigate the infrastructure, perhaps we could just spend our energy navigating the cars, bikes and people on the roads.


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