Making location information accessible

The city of Montreal decided to inform residents of a boil-water advisory using a 7mb PDF in a tweet. An openstreetsmap is attached to make it a bit easier.

The Unintended Consequences Of Trying To Fix Traffic

Many city buses have signs to the effect of “Don’t disturb the driver.” Kenya took the opposite approach. They posted signs in minivans¬†encouraging passengers to “heckle and chide”¬†the drivers when they witnessed unsafe driving. It worked. Accidents went down, although as the authors note, there could be several explanations in addition to voluble backseat drivers.