From the benefits of raised crosswalks to traffic calming chicanes, StreetFilms have produced some great animations that help to explain the tools at our disposal to make streets more pedestrian and bike friendly. The video above illustrates how traffic diverters can help direct motorized traffic in the appropriate direction, while creating safer routes for the rest of us. Of course, as with any of the other solutions StreetFilms offers up, diverters won’t work in every situation – but by providing an overview of the vast diversity of strategies we can deploy, Clarence and co are certainly helping us understand that walkable, bikeable, liveable communities need not remain a pipe dream. And to see how such communities might look, check out some more StreetFilms action below the fold.
StreetFilms Elsewhere on TreeHugger
Bike Advocate Keeps Memory of Her Husband Alive
Clarence the Cycling Sasquatch
Bogota Shows How to Reinvent Cities
StreetFilms Looks at Bus Rapid Transit in LA
Melbourne: A Pedestrian’s Paradise
Istanbul Learns from Bogota
Clarence: The Purple Traffic-Calming Wizard
Physically Separated Bike Lanes
NYC’s First Documented Bike Move?
StreetFilms Grades New Yorkers’ Bike Locking Abilities
Lady Liberty Dumps the Car and Marries Mass Transit
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