Bikeways & Walkways More Important Than
Motor Vehicles -
Leftists Push For Carless Society
How Leftists & Environmentalists Will Restrict Use of Cars
Implementing Bicycle Safety & The Law in AR On Passing A Bicyclist
US Dept of Transportation Regulations - Remove Snow from Bikeways
(Quote from US Dept of Transportation website:
snow from sidewalks and shared-use paths: Current maintenance provisions require
pedestrian facilities built with Federal funds to be maintained in the same
manner as other roadway assets." and "Consider
walking and bicycling as equals with other transportation modes"
"The Secretary has the
authority to withhold approval for projects that would negatively impact
pedestrians and bicyclists under certain circumstances.
See footnote 7
Leftists Push for "Carless" Society
Design conflicts "should be resolved in favor of the non-vehicular users."
Quote from radical environmentalist Dan Burden who is working in Arkansas
in Harrison and North Little Rock on what is called "road diets"
which is reducing 4 lane traffic to two - Burden pushes the idea of
restriping four lanes for two lanes of vehicle traffic and two lanes for
bikes and walkways. But they
don't tell you their real purpose up front. They take baby steps as they
are encouraged to do in some of their pro Agenda 21 literature. See 24
more ideas by Dan Burden below and the article from Little Rock
"Bicyclists call for safer streets" that gives you a hint of what is coming.
Recently I was asked by someone just how would they go about doing away with our
cars. That was a legitimate question. The answer is in a thousand
different ways - by using propaganda techniques and taking baby steps until
their plans become acceptable and/or inevitable. This email deals with a few of
the baby steps. Only a few radicals like Dan Burden and Michael Moore tell what
it is really about in their writing. Michael Moore says "Cars may have been fun
to drive, but they are like a million daggers into the heart of Mother Nature."
But even Dan Burden doesn't tell his radical plans in his training sessions -
you only find them when you look for them on the web. There are numerous
sites on the liberal websites and government websites that applaud the same
principles by liberals and proponents of UN Agenda 21.
Liberal John Brummett also wrote an article entitled "World Without Cars, Amen"
saying, " I know some liberals very well and these expressions of Michael Moore
reflect exactly how they talk among themselves...They think cars are destructive
to the earth both in what is required to run them and in what they emit."
A headline in a UK article reads, "European Union to Ban Cars from Cities by
2050" - in order to cut CO2
emissions. There will have to be a great many restrictions on driving long
before 2050 in order to ban cars by that date. Vision
2030 and other similar plans across the nation contain the beginning actions to
do just that in the US.
How Leftists & Environmentalists Will
Restrict The Use of Cars
Remember how they have made tobacco users the scum of the earth. When they
are all finished, they will do the same thing with people who drive cars.
The major way we see them putting their plans into place now:
Building all the bikeways and walkways, and public transit (on borrowed
money from China)
Prohibiting drilling for oil in our nation
Increasing gas prices
Building toll roads so driving will be more expensive
Forcing people into high density areas through zoning by allowing cities to
only grow in those high density areas where people will be close enough to
their work to walk, bike or use public transit.
Building high speed rail
Pushing up the cost of cars by requiring more miles per gallon and
other EPA regulations
Using federal grant money and federal regulations to accomplish all of this.
from US Dept. of Transportation website: The establishment of well-connected
walking and bicycling networks is an important component for livable
communities, and their design should be a part of Federal-aid project
Slowing down traffic, cutting four lanes to two in order to make driving
more hectic. (Of course, only the radical will be that honest).
Putting bikers and walkers equal or ahead of vehicles (Quote from US
Dept of Transportation website: "Removing
snow from sidewalks and shared-use paths: Current maintenance provisions
require pedestrian facilities built with Federal funds to be maintained in
the same manner as other roadway assets."
Obama's administration is pushing ahead with its
plan to give 80% of Americans access to high-speed rail within 25 years at a
cost of $53 billion.
All kinds of federal grants are being given to local government to push
forward the public transportation, bikeways, and walkways.
Even the cash for clunkers is working their plan, getting a great many cars
off the road and driving up the cost of the cheaper vehicles, causing the
poor to have to take public transit.
Then when we get into a war, or
steps are taken by other countries to prevent us from getting fuel, or an
executive order is issued in case of an emergency, gas will be become a scarcity
and be rationed, and the cars will be left setting in the garage.
Then everyone will be thanking Obama for planning ahead and building all these
walkways and bikeway and mass transit!
Radical environmentalist Dan Burden (who as
stated above is working in Arkansas) gives 25 principles for healthy
neighborhood street design. Following are some of them. : Remember
Burden is the one that says we should take our cities back 100 years
where people walk rather than drive. You can find all 25 at this
http://www.sierraclub.org/sprawl/community/design.asp on Sierra Club
"Wide streets, with wide lanes,
entice motorists to speed, while narrower streets calm that traffic to
safer speeds. Children, pedestrians and bicyclists are safer; even
motorists and their passengers suffer fewer and slower crashes. Safer,
gridded streets, with sidewalks, nearby destinations and public transit
entice residents to walk, meet neighbors and build a sense of community.
And increase housing values."
1. Limited neighborhood size which
includes schools, parks and small commercial districts.
4. Trees, on-street parking and minimal
front yards to create the feeling of a more enclosed space, or "outdoor
12. Nature strips, landscaping and trees in
the center and along the curb.
13. Sidewalks on both sides of the street.
14. Curbs to deter parking on sidewalks on
15. Street furniture, such as benches,
waste containers, flower and shrub planters, trees, bollards, lampposts
and kiosks, and pocket parks to encourage walking.
17. Bus stops with benches and shade, and
with bulbouts: sidewalks widened into the parking lane to prevent
parking at the bus stop and to facilitate bus reentry into traffic..
18. Well-marked crosswalks, with medians on
19. Low curb radii where streets intersect
to make turns tight and slow.
21. Bikes supported with bike lanes on
wider streets, and bicycle signal preference or speed tables and medians
where bike trails intersect streets.
22. Remove snow from sidewalks.
25. Design conflicts "should be resolved
in favor of the non-vehicular users."
Implementing Bicycle Safety - & The
Law in AR On Passing Bicyclist
Following are excerpts
from article found on Arkansas Times blog at this link:
Title of article" "Bicyclists
call for safer streets in Little Rock" by David Koon -
these are baby toward coercing people out of their cars, giving importance to
Little Rock's streets
are dangerous for bicyclists, Ezell said, because of a combination of factors,
including inattentive drivers and speeding. He attributes the excessive speed to
the way many streets in the city are designed: wide, unobstructed and open.
"We're used to — I call
it — Freeway Driving Mode," Ezell said. "The road's clear? Then hammer down and
boogie. When we come off 630, or I-30, or I-40 and get on the [surface] streets,
we carry that same mode of behavior with us . . . We need to slow things down by
narrowing the street [and] putting in some trees. You create the perception
in the driver's mind that he's being tunneled in, and he'll pay a little more
attention." . . . A better solution, he said, is education for both
cyclists and drivers, to help them realize the roads belong to everyone.
In his classes, Ezell
teaches cyclists who are riding on city streets to ride just like they would a
motorcycle or drive a car, staying toward the center of the lane, controlling
their space, obeying all traffic laws and staying alert." What we teach people
is: Ride in traffic," he said. "Arkansas State Law says that all vehicles have
the same rights and obligation on the road. We start off by teaching people that
cyclists are safest when we obey and follow traffic laws. We're safest when we
act and are treated in return like the driver of any other vehicle.
Laumer said we need to
create a mindset in local government that biking, walking and public transit are
equal in stature to motor vehicles, and design our streets with that mindset.
Not only will they make things safer, Laumer said, bicycle-friendly streets will
help the city retain in the workforce creative, educated young people who would
prefer to use their bikes as transportation for environmental reasons . . .
"They're saying: How do I connect the origins and destinations I need to in my
daily life without burning a bunch of carbon?"
Little Rock Assistant
City Manager Bryan Day called bike-car crashes "an incredible tragedy," and said
. . . We need to embrace and understand that cyclists as well as vehicles are
viable modes of transportation, and they have the right to share the roads in
Jonesboro Vision 2030
also calls for bike safety to begin in Jonesboro in May 2013.
Below is another article
that supports the above article, giving the law on vehicle drivers and
NLR launches bicycle
passing awareness campaign
is title of the article:
[Title of article]
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark.
(KTHV) - The city of North
Little Rock's Fit 2 Live
health initiative and its
Bicycle Friendly Community
Committee have launched an
awareness campaign on the
bicycle passing law.
According to Communications
Director Nathan Hamilton,
this campaign is the first
in Arkansas bringing
attention to the 3-foot
The city held a public kick
off event Wed., Jan. 16 at 9
a.m. at the City Council
Chambers of North Little
Rock City Hall.
Hamilton said Aldermen,
police, firemen and MEMS
personnel will be on hand,
along with several community
groups, to unveil the
designs to be used on
billboards, yard signs and
bumper stickers in the
The law in Arkansas is
written was follows:
Overtaking a bicycle.
(a) The driver of a
motor vehicle overtaking
a bicycle proceeding in
the same direction on a
roadway shall exercise
due care and pass to the
left at a safe distance
of not less than three
feet (3') and shall not
again drive to the right
side of the roadway
until safely clear of
the overtaken bicycle.
(b)(1) A person who
violates this section
shall be subject to a
fine not to exceed one
hundred dollars ($100).
(2) A person who
violates this section
with the violation
resulting in a collision
causing death or serious
physical injury to the
person operating the
overtaken bicycle shall
be subject to a fine not
to exceed one thousand
dollars ($1,000) in
addition to any other
penalties prescribed by
US Dept of Transportation Regulations - Remove Snow from Bikeways and
Excerpts From "United States
Department of Transportation
Policy Statement on Bicycle and Pedestrian Accommodation Regulations and
Recommendations" - Signed March 11, 2010.
The United States
Department of Transportation (DOT) is providing this Policy Statement to reflect
the Department’s support for the development of fully integrated active
transportation networks. The establishment of well-connected walking and
bicycling networks is an important component for livable communities, and their
design should be a part of Federal-aid project developments. Walking and
bicycling foster safer, more livable, family-friendly communities; promote
physical activity and health; and reduce vehicle emissions and fuel use.
This policy is based on
various sections in the United States Code (U.S.C.) and the Code of Federal
Regulations (CFR) in Title 23—Highways, Title 49—Transportation, and Title
42—The Public Health and Welfare. These sections, provided in the Appendix,
describe how bicyclists and pedestrians of all abilities should be involved
throughout the planning process, should not be adversely affected by other
transportation projects, and should be able to track annual obligations and
expenditures on nonmotorized transportation facilities.
has the authority to withhold approval for projects that would negatively impact
pedestrians and bicyclists under certain circumstances.
walking and bicycling as equals with other transportation modes: The primary
goal of a transportation system is to safely and efficiently move people and
goods. Walking and bicycling are efficient
transportation modes for most short trips and, where convenient
intermodal systems exist, these nonmotorized trips can easily be linked
with transit to significantly increase trip distance.
Setting mode share
targets for walking and bicycling and tracking them over time: A byproduct of
improved data collection is that communities can establish
targets for increasing the percentage of trips made by walking and bicycling.
Removing snow from sidewalks and shared-use
paths: Current maintenance provisions require pedestrian facilities built with
Federal funds to be maintained in the same manner as other roadway assets.
Increased commitment to
and investment in bicycle facilities and walking
networks can help meet goals for cleaner,
healthier air; less congested roadways;
and more livable, safe, cost-efficient communities. Walking and bicycling
provide low-cost mobility options that place fewer demands on local roads and
highways . . . However, regardless of regional, climate, and population
density differences, it is important that pedestrian and bicycle facilities be
integrated into transportation systems. While DOT leads
the effort to provide safe and convenient accommodations for pedestrians and
bicyclists, success will ultimately depend on transportation agencies across the
country embracing and implementing this policy.
1. You can read Dan Burden's
radical ideas at this link:
and also at this link: Article by Dan Burden "Stop Sprawl"
You can read Michael Moore's his radical article online at this link:
Obama's administration is pushing ahead with its plan to give 80% of Americans
access to high-speed rail within 25 years at a cost of $53 billion.
Excerpts from article found on Arkansas Times blog at this link:
Title of article, "Bicyclists
call for safer streets in Little Rock"
Safety Education in 2013 in Jonesboro Vision 2030
Chapter 13 page 69
opportunities for JPD related to laws and safety issues pertaining to bicycles
6. NLR launches bicycle
passing awareness campaign is title of the article: [Title of article]
"United States Department of
Transportation Policy Statement on Bicycle and Pedestrian Accommodation
Regulations and Recommendations,
21, 2013 by Women Action Group firstname.lastname@example.org