On Tuesday, we heard some great team presentations of evidence about the Panhandle area. Links to videos and slides below.
- Teams are finding great stuff — very interesting and often very thorough observations.
- Generally good work explaining your goals and methods.
- Great use of a variety of kinds of evidence (numbers, photos…)
- Very nice job generally with transitions, Carl Kwan style!
- Slides were generally very good — we’ll talk more in the future about slide design best practices and pitfalls.
Weaknesses (biggest weak points had to do with delivery, not with content):
- As I mentioned, conclusions were generally weak. Refer to this Canvas page for important advice about conclusions.
- Confidence: you discovered something interesting — now stand up there and own it!
Class slides from 9/19 (look here for homework for 9/26).
Tom Vanderbilt refers to a Disney cartoon to explain “modal bias.” Vanderbilt claims that “we are how we move.”
We watched this video in class on 2/28. The video demonstrates a few issues we’ll talk about over the next few weeks:
What are the challenges involved in a re-design of the shared-used path in the Panhandle (the video shows some of the different users and differences in speed)?To what degree do/should cyclists
To what degree do/should cyclists strictly obey traffic regulations (the video depicts a cyclist with a child running a red light)?
How has new cycling-specific infrastructure changed San Francisco’s streets (the video depicts construction of a separated bike lane on Oak St. and a bicycle traffic signal at Oak and Broderick)?
We can talk more effectively about these challenges if we collect evidence– through interviews, surveys, observation, counting, and measuring.