Blog Description - A collection of media articles and tweets highlighting 1) the dangers of sun glare while driving, 2) the issue of shadowing due to urban development, and 3) random fun sun facts.

Blog Purpose and Disclaimer - This blog compiles and shares public interest stories in an effort to educate and raise awareness. Sources, credits and links are provided for articles and images, and it is my belief that this blog complies with the fair dealing exception in Canada's Copyright Act. However, if you wish your item removed, simply ask.

Cheers, Ralph Bouwmeester

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Sun Glare and Traffic Safety – December 2017

Two drivers blinded by sun in Anglesey fatal collision sentenced #sunglare #roadsafety

Sun glare suspected >

Three people rushed to hospital after horror smash on Irish road #roadsafety

Driver had green light but didn't see pedestrian due to sun glare >

President of Ramapo College strikes pedestrian with his car

Sun glare to blame >

Chelsea Kindergartener, Mom Hit By Car - #roadsafety

Good call by @ColoradoDOT >

It was so sunny, CDOT closed a Colorado interstate via @Coloradoan

Good advice here >

Five Ways To Beat The Sun Glare On Colorado highways #roadsafety #sunglare

Sun glare not ruled out >

French investigators struggling to explain 2016 spy-plane crash #sunglare #crash

RT @Walk_TO: Walk Toronto's @DaniellaLevyP comments in @TorontoStar on another bad year in Toronto for pedestrian safety, and the shortcomings of Toronto's "Vision Zero" plan

Glare from the sun likely contributed >

Man struck and killed in Pleasant Grove on Christmas Day identified

Cheers, Ralph

Sun and Shade in Urban Development – December 2017

Units Pitched for Everett St at Gove St Assoc #Boston #urban #development #shadow

Neighbours worried about shadowing from proposed 4-storey condo building in Boston.

Neighbors object to high-rise shadows #urban #development #shadow

Neighbours worried about shadowing from 17-storey apartment building proposed by the Trammell Crow Company in Evanston, Illinois.

Record-breaking heights in global skyscraper construction - Construction Canada #urban #development

More skyscrapers (>200m tall) were built in 2017 than in any previous year – 144 worldwide, up from 127 in 2016, and almost double the 2013 figure.

Cheers, Ralph

Miscellaneous Sun and Shadow Items – December 2017

Nice, in 9 days (on Dec10th) the sun begins setting later in #Toronto

One hour to #wintersolstice2017 - Dec 21 11:28 AM EST

Dec 21 - The good news... the days start getting longer now. #wintersolstice2017 #solstice
Cheers, Ralph