12 Oct '17, 8pm

This interactive crosswalk "puts pedestrians first"

Everyone likes to complain about pedestrians (or people walking as I prefer to call them) just popping out in front of drivers like magic, but in fact in the USA 22 percent of walkers’ deaths happen in marked or signalled intersections. 36 percent of walkers’ over age 65 die in intersections. So clearly there’s something wrong here. In the UK, software design consultancy Umbrellium has come up with what they call the Starling Crossing (STigmergic Adaptive Responsive LearnING Crossing) that they say “puts people first.” While it uses familiar and understandable road markings and colours, the Starling Crossing reacts dynamically in real-time to different conditions and is able to modify the patterns, layout, configuration, size and orientation of pedestrian crossings in order to prioritise pedestrian safety. The entire road surface at the crossing area is monitored by camera...

Full article: https://www.treehugger.com/urban-design/interactive-cross...

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First time in Bali? Which area should I stay?

First time in Bali? Which area should I stay?

aluxurytravelblog.com 15 Oct '17, 9pm

South of the airport and in the southern peninsula of Bali, the sububs of Nusa Dua, Uluwatu, and Jimbaran are not to be mi...