Tuesday, October 26, 2010

blog posting

Here is an Entry for the blog. 

Here is a cool article from the Calgary Herald about Wildlife Crossings. Wildlife/human interaction has always been a problem in National Parks, both in Canada and the United States. Its inspiring to see a the Province of Alberta doing such a great job of mitigating the negative effects of Trans-Canada highway. Hopefully we will see something like this in the future for the Canada railroad. 

One thing to note that is of interest, Banff National Park is using cameras to monitor wildlife and their use of the crossings. Strangely similar to what has been done with ITS and freeway congestion monitoring? 

hope you all enjoy! 


Also here is a secondary web link to post on the blog that has to do with the wildlife photos posted by Banff National park: http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/ab/banff/plan/plan1.aspx 

David Price
University of Southern California
School of Policy, Planning, and Development
4472 Arista Dr.
San Diego CA 92103

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Villaraigosa "Give Me 3" PSA- a Road Safety Approach to Cycling


Though this PSA is a bit dry, if this video is targeted to the right audience I think it will be fairly effective in promoting overall road safety.

This is a step in the right direction, unlike his announcement at the recent Bike Summit that he would push for state legislation to require helmets. I think a helmet law sends the wrong message- that cycling is so dangerous we can only ride the streets of LA wearing our protective armor. Attacking the issue from the driver awareness side is more proactive, and will go further in making the streets actually safer for all users. The focus should be on overall road safety, not bicyclist-specific injury prevention.

Rachel Finfer

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Please add this link to the blog

Here is an interesting slideshow of different forms of transportation
around the world!
Elizabeth Tauro