2015/07/21

Terrapene carolina carolina

Filed under: fauna,road,slabtown — WmX @ 09:54
eastern box turtle

Box turtles are slow crawlers, extremely long lived, slow to mature, and have relatively few offspring per year. These characteristics, along with a propensity to get hit by cars and agricultural machinery, make all box turtle species particularly susceptible to anthropogenic, or human-induced, mortality.
In the wild, box turtles are known to live over 100 years, but in captivity, often live much shorter lives.–Wikipedia

2015/07/19

Route 354 Bertrand

Filed under: agrarian,road — WmX @ 08:21
rt 354, bertrand

Flat, corn, no cars

2015/04/24

on the road to Lucinda

Filed under: road,signs,strange land,weather — WmX @ 08:15
Mailpouch Tobacco

Snow! 233 miles north of Charlottesville, April 22, route 66, on the road to Lucinda. Clarion County is one county away from the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Snow melt here flows through New Orleans.

2015/02/04

Tale of Two Cities

Filed under: city,road,Urban Planning — WmX @ 13:57
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Keeping up with the ADA, installing curb ramps with detectable warnings.

radiused granite!

Many different ways to install an ADA ramp in terms of workmanship and materials. This photo is from a northern city
which finds economy in using cut radiused granite for its curbs.

asphalt sidewalk

There are doubtless advantages to asphalt sidewalks. They are easier on tree roots? You can make them out of oil? They are cheaper to install? They are better to fall on?
They don’t seem to be durable.
Our town installs these in neighborhoods with a lower socio-economic profile.

30 x10208 px box

G. What are Detectable Warnings, Why are They Required, and Where Must They be Provided?
The ADA Standards require that curb ramps include features called “detectable warnings.” Detectable warnings consist of a series of small domes that contrast in color with the surrounding sidewalk or street. They must be integrated into the walking surface, and there are specific measurements for the size and spacing of the domes.13
What is the function of detectable warnings? Detectable warnings are intended to function much like stop signs for pedestrians who are blind or have low vision. The warnings, which are intended to be felt with pedestrians’ feet, alert blind individuals and those with low vision that they are about to enter a street or other area where cars pass. A detectable warning alerts pedestrians who are blind or have low vision that they need to stop and determine the nature of the hazard – such as whether there is passing traffic – before continuing on their way. 
Under the ADA Standards, curb ramps are required to have detectable warnings that extend the full width and depth of the curb ramp.14 An example of a perpendicular curb ramp that complies with this requirement can be seen to the left. 
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), however, is encouraging the use of a different design for detectable warnings.15 Under this design, detectable warnings extend the whole width of the ramp, but cover only the two feet of the ramp closest to the street. DOT has deemed this departure from the ADA Standards to be permitted under Title II of the ADA.16 An example of a curb ramp that complies with the DOT’s design can be seen on the right.ADA Best Practices

2015/01/13

end of the road

Filed under: road — WmX @ 00:22
at the end of 689 miles

prize at mile 689

2014/12/09

seven busses seven riders?

Filed under: road,Urban Planning — WmX @ 13:36
Transit Center Water Street

busses waiting for riders

2014/12/02

quercus palustris & Canis lupus familiaris

Filed under: dogs,road,trees — WmX @ 13:38
Sophie cruising Market Street

falling rain and leaves

2014/11/24

sometime the advertising doesn’t hold under scrutiny

Filed under: damage,road,signs — WmX @ 00:10
almost anytime

almost anytime except this afternoon

2014/09/21

Looking for Hannah

Filed under: bipedal,damage,road — WmX @ 10:34

looking for hannah
RICHMOND, Va. – Local and state emergency officials are seeking volunteers to assist with a mass search
for Hannah Graham planned for early Saturday, Sept. 20. Graham is a student at the University of Virginia who has been missing since Saturday morning.
All volunteer searchers are subject to a background check and must register online at helpfindhannah.brmrg.org no later than 5 p.m. Friday.
Anyone who is unable to register online can register in person at John Paul Jones Arena
(295 Massie Road in Charlottesville) prior to the 7 p.m. Friday volunteer briefing.
Only those who have registered will be permitted to participate in Saturday’s search.
Volunteer searchers must:
• Be at least 18 years old
• Carry NO weapons
• Bring a copy of the registration form and driver’s license
• Wear proper footwear and clothing for weather and conditions
• Bring water to stay hydrated
• Indicate on registration if they have previous military and/or search-and-rescue (SAR) experience
• Be physically in shape for walking/searching in up to four-hour periods

2014/03/24

Litwalton

Filed under: road — WmX @ 07:52

tree by the Moose club
Routes 622 and 354 cross near here.

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