Look and Listen

Traffic rushes past me as I stand at the truncated dome, ready to cross the road with the start of the next light cycle. No pedestrians stand with me, so there are no clues to go on other than the changing lights that I can make out today and the sound of the traffic. I…

The Traffic in Mayberry

The speed limit 25 sign disappeared from the edge of our yard. Stolen or otherwise removed, I don’t know. It’s the kind of object that you don’t recall most of the time because it’s supposed to be there all the time. Local drivers use my road as a short cut. They ignore both the speed…

Truncated Domes

You probably passed one today if you left your house. New sidewalk intersections include truncated domes, which are tactile warning surfaces for pedestrians. As old intersections undergo repairs, they receive the surfaces as well. It looks like a muffin top from Legoland, a brightly colored, raised bar surface that blends into the sidewalk. It’s hard…