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Plus: How to Get a Traffic Light Installed
February 28, 2018  
AARP
Livable Communities Newsletter
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How to Get a Pedestrian Island Installed
Smart planning put a pair of shopping centers within walking distance of a 55-and-older community. Poor planning separated the areas by four lanes of fast-moving traffic.
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How to Get a Traffic Light Installed
When bus riders traveling to a senior center couldn’t safely cross the street, they spoke out, stepped up, pursued a solution and won.
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Events, Resources & More
Trees, Trails and Tech — A new, free, downloadable tool kit explains how technology has been and could be applied in park settings. Source: Luskin Center for Innovation ►
A Coastal City Is Battling Birds — Hatched on the streets of Santa Monica, an electric scooter-sharing service called Bird has been able to fly under the radar of road rules and safety regulations. Source: The Washington Post ►
Coming Soon: A Breathalyzer for Texters — It doesn’t exist yet, but plans are in the works for a “textalyzer” that could be used by police to determine if a driver was texting at the time of a collision. Source: Chicago Tribune ►
The Innovation By Design Awards, hosted by Fast Company magazine, is the only competition to honor creative work at the “intersection of design, business, and innovation.” The goal is to highlight the best design work “whether it comes from a freelancer, a startup, or a multinational corporation.” Check It Out
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