BikePoints with Albert Carter
We’ve allowed cars and car infrastructure to dominate our landscapes. Pedestrians, bicyclists, scooterers—we operate on the literal margins, hoping not to be struck down by a careless or distracted driver.
We move through life as if in a dream. A visitor from a more humane society would, laying eyes upon a contemporary street, react as is appropriate when confronted by too-muchness: with nausea.
I was delighted to work with activist Albert Carter to make a technical proof-of-concept for BikePoints, a project that would enable city planners to design and erect way-finding networks that guide bicyclists to safer, more established routes.1 These types of networks have enjoyed success in the Benelux. Read more about the project here.
1 Of course, technocratic solutions cannot save us, though they can (sometimes) make us safer. We must divest from car culture.### (06 Nov 2020)