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Posted by on Jan 23, 2013 in General |

i am traffic

A national coalition of experts and cyclist advocates has launched a new website.

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Here are a few features:

I Am Traffic Equity Statement

All road users, including bicyclists are entitled to equitable treatment by the government and the public.

The Six Es of Equity

Equality → Legal: Federal, state and local, highway/traffic codes, legislation [that treat cyclists as full and equal drivers of vehicles] and policies, covering: uniformity, access, movements, and equipment | more

Education → Schools and Cycling Savvy™: Traffic skills education for the public, transportation professionals, law enforcers, and legislators | more

Engineering → Transportation: highway and bikeways development, including: designs, controls, construction, and maintenance, including funding sources | more

Enforcement → Police and Courts: Equitable treatment of cyclists through citations, trials and diversions | more

Encouragement → Public and private efforts: advertising campaigns, promotions, outreach, etc. | more

Evaluation → Public agencies: Measurement of the effects of the other Es using perceptive research methods, experiments, and on-street measurements with video and newer emerging technologies | more

I am Traffic is dedicated to the equitable treatment of bicyclists through the conduct of all six Es.

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Infographics

Visual concepts for widths, buffers and other characteristics of bicycles, motor vehicles and the roadway. These are expanded from the ones originally created for CommuteOrlando. They include definitions of key concepts and an illustration of best practices for creating infrastructure that supports successful bicycling. These can also be found one the i am traffic facebook page.

There is greater detail about these best practices in the Engineering section.

Articles by leading experts and advocates

This site launched with an article for each of the Six Es.

Equality: An article by Eli Damon about his effort to remove discriminatory language from a city’s bicycle ordinances.

Education: Mighk Wilson explains why CyclingSavvy works and how it differs from other curricula.

Engineering: Dan Gutierrez begins a 2-part series on the cycling behavior spectrum, crash risk and facility design that supports successful behavior. Part one explores the characteristics and consequences of bicyclist behavior.

Enforcement: This is a slightly updated version of an essay I wrote here on CommuteOrlando.

Encouragement: Mighk Wilson has written a comprehensive post on ways to encourage bicycling.

Evaluation: John Allen offers an excellent evaluation of an experimental facility in Washington, D.C. He demonstrates what a real facility evaluation should look like.

And that’s just the beginning!