Even Quaint Towns Can Be Cutting Edge


During my summer of travel, we spent two weeks in the Berkshires--a picturesque region of western Massachusetts straight out of a Norman Rockwell painting. No really, this is where Norman Rockwell painted!


And amid the backdrop of New England churches, glorious mountains and traditional main streets that would make any town planner jealous there's this...real and effective roadway designs for people on bicycles and on foot.


Here in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, big and bold stripped crosswalks alert drivers and cyclists that people may be crossing. The curb extends out to narrow the crossing distance and additional plantings and lighting just make it look nicer.


Let's compare it to the newest crosswalks on Biscayne Bo