Recent Streetsblog USA posts about Tactical Urbanism

A row of plungers now keeps cars out of this bike lane in downtown Providence. Photo: WJAR-TV

Providence Will Keep DIY Plungers in Place to Prevent Cars From Clogging Bike Lane

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Keeping cars out of bike lanes can seem like a Sisyphean task, particularly when a street design makes it easy for drivers to go where they shouldn't. But do-it-yourself attempts to stop automobile incursions have proven to be invaluable demonstrations of how simple steps can make a real impact -- from flowers in Boston to traffic cones in Brooklyn to human barriers in San Francisco.

Tacoma Vows to Prosecute Rogue Crosswalk Painters

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  A group calling themselves “Citizens for a Safer Tacoma” has painted five crosswalks around the city, in hopes of pressing officials to take pedestrian safety more seriously. The city of Tacoma, meanwhile, has reacted defensively, threatening to prosecute the group, according to King 5 News. Kurtis Kingsolver, interim public works director, complained to the television […]