Someone posted this on Facebook the other day and I thought it would be nice to post this given the discussion about Complete Streets on Central. It’s from the New York Taxi and Limo Commission and is a reminder that we all should be mindful when venturing out in public whatever mode of transportation we use.
But it’s particularly important for those of us that use our cars and get complacent in our vehicles. While it may be an inconvenience to may only be able to drive 30 mph instead of 35 mph in a 25 mph zone, in the end it only adds a few extra seconds to your drive if you stay at 25 mph in the zones marked as such.
The video is about 15 minutes long, it’s definitely a tear jerker.
You’ve probably see signs that have similar messages throughout Alameda. Despite the complaints about congestion — which I’m assuming means that people feel like they’re going too slow — it’s clear that some neighborhoods feel as though the speed is too high through their particular stretch of road and want to remind drivers that there are other uses in those streets as well.
Of course, it doesn’t help when folks are doing asshole things like texting and taking selfies when driving either.