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The Pedestrian by Ray Bradbury - The short story The Pedestrian is an intriguing story that takes place in the future. This story suggests that if the world continues the progress that it is now then we will become no more than humans who are doing nothing with our lives. It shows how people would seclude themselves from others and begin to stop caring for others. Is this actually a possibility in the future. In this short story there is a man by the name of Mr. Mead who doesn’t necessarily do the same as everyone else. In this future based story, there is a curfew for everyone at which they should begin to watch TV....   [tags: Ray Bradbury, The Pedestrian] 485 words
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Technology and Society Illustrated in Ray Bradbury's Pedestrian - As technology continues to grow, the question is no longer how will technology take over . It is now that if technology should take over, citizens will be left with nothing. In “The Pedestrian”, Ray Bradbury uses the setting to dominantly portray the desolate and barren setting to show how lonely and deserted cities will be when technology controls the human population. Setting is the surroundings or environment of anything. The setting of a story can develop the tone, the truth, the atmosphere, the theme, and the foundation....   [tags: Ray Bradbury, The Pedestrian] 697 words
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The Individual in The Pedestrian by Ray Bradbury - It is fairly simple for people to be regarded as a person who is suspicious, or subversive. Another thing which is very easily done to people is to dismiss them. Many ways in which this can happen are shown in the short story, "The Pedestrian." It shows examples of this in the way which the man is treated and how the whole world has become such a cold place. As the man was taking a walk, it seemed like a very cold place from the start of the story. As he gets stopped by the police car it begins to talk to him....   [tags: Ray Bradbury, The Pedestrian] 528 words
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Decay of Humanity in The Pedestrian by Ray Bradbury - Mankind has made great progression with inventions such as the television. However, as people dedicate less time to study or participate in sport, and dedicate more time to tune into their television, one might wonder if this is growth or decay. In "The Pedestrian", Ray Bradbury has decided to make a statement on the possible outcome of these advances. Through clever characterisation, themes and imagery, he shows that if society advances too greatly, then mankind may as well terminate itself....   [tags: Ray Bradbury, The Pedestrian] 1115 words
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Use of Insect Images Thesis in The Pedestrian by Ray Bradbury - Technology is becoming increasingly popular; we are forced to confront it everyday. Ray Bradbury has noticed this trend of people becoming more and more dependent on technology; after all we use the television, computers, and even automobiles everyday. In the pedestrian Ray Bradbury has used insect images in The Pedestrian that suggests that with the increasing number of people using technology it will trap and destroy us. Bradbury writes "During the day it was a thunderous surge of cars, the gas stations open, a great insect rustling and a ceaseless jockeying for position as the scarab-beetles, a faint incense puttering from their exhausts, skimmed homeward to the far directions." In th...   [tags: Ray Bradbury, The Pedestrian] 1367 words
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Death of the Literate World in Ray Bradbury's The Pedestrian - Ray Bradbury's short story, "The Pedestrian," shows the not-too-distant future in a very unfavorable light. The thinking world has been eaten away by the convenience that is high technology. This decay is represented by the fate that befalls Leonard Mead. Though only an isolated incident, it foreshadows the end of thinking, literate society. The world in the year 2053 is populated by people who are more dead than alive. Their technology has made them very lazy. Walking has become obsolete, as the title of the story indicates....   [tags: Ray Bradbury, The Pedestrian] 729 words
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Characterization, Theme, and Imagery of Ray Bradbury's The Pedestrian - Two Works Cited Mankind has made great leaps toward progress with inventions like the television. However, as children give up reading and playing outdoors to plug into the television set, one might wonder whether it is progress or regression. In "The Pedestrian," Ray Bradbury has chosen to make a statement on the effects of these improvements. Through characterization and imagery, he shows that if mankind advances to the point where society loses its humanity, then mankind may as well cease to exist....   [tags: Ray Bradbury, The Pedestrian] 800 words
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Outsiders in The Flying Machine, The Pedestrian, and I See You Never - Outsiders in The Flying Machine, The Pedestrian, and I See You Never The Flying Machine, in this the ousider is the Inventor. He is classed as an outsider because he is seen to be a threat.(outisde accepted behaviour). The Pedestrian, in this the outsider is Mr Leonard Mead he is classed as an outsider because he walks the street on a night, which is seen to be outside the norm of society. I See You Never, in this the outside is Mr Ramirez he is an outsider because he is an immigrant and his visa ran out long ago....   [tags: Ray Bradbury, The Pedestrian] 527 words
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The Pedestrian by Ray Bradbury - This story is set in the future and relates to people acting in an abnormal and obscured way. It challenges your mind to why these people act and are so different during the night. When during the day it seems so normal and a busy day. It is as though you can predict these people's day-to-day routines. What seems to posse them to act so different towards the night. Leonard is walking in a deserted place. It is awfully quiet he can only hear his own footsteps. It is a misty evening....   [tags: Ray Bradbury, The Pedestrian] 1782 words
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Utilization Rates of Pedestrian Bridges in Kuala Lumpur - ... ii. Site Visit A site visit of the area of study was conducted in order to carry out a physical inspection of the existing bridges, usage-appeal to different user groups and abilities, aesthetics, crossing location, visibility (line of sight), street furniture, and footbridge conditions (obstacles and cleanliness). iii. Survey Interviews As part of the demographic survey, pedestrians who were crossing the footbridge were interviewed. During the duration of the study, a random selection of pedestrians who were using the footbridges and the vendors who were selling their goods by the sidewalks near the footbridges were orally interviewed....   [tags: discouraging automobilde dependency] 1023 words
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The Benefits of Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Open Space Facilities - The Benefits of Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Open Space Facilities Economic benefits for local and national economy as well as some less tangible benefits play a major role when investments are made on bicycle, pedestrian, and open space facilities. Some of the economic benefits from such infrastructures come from increased retail sales, conservation and creation of jobs, reduced health care costs, and real estate appreciation. The facilities discussed also ease road traffic and lead to a better preservation of roads....   [tags: economic benefits for local & national economy] 2961 words
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Dystopias Displayed in The Lottery by Jackson and The Pedestrian by Bradbury and Never Let Me Go - A dystopian text is a fictional society which must have reverberations of today’s world and society and has many elements and rules that authors use to convey their message or concern. Dystopian texts are systematically written as warnings use to convey a message about a future time that authors are concerned will come about if our ways as humans continue, such as in the short stories called The Lottery by Shirley Jackson and The Pedestrian by Ray Bradbury. Dystopias are also written to put a satiric view on prevailing trends of society that are extrapolated in a ghoulish denouement, as in the case of the dystopian film Never Let Me Go directed by Mark Romanek....   [tags: society, dehumanised, moral]
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Why Higways are Impoved and Constructed - ... When a new highway or the improvement of an existing highway is planned, the planning must be based on a land use plan meeting the requirements of the Land Use and Building Act. 1.Feasibility study Planning a transport system combines interactive planning of land use and traffic. Thus, a frame work is made for the arrangement of different traffic modes and land use. Planning generates traffic policy objectives and goals, network plans for various traffic statuses, implementation strategies for the system and assessments of the impacts....   [tags: pedestrian, road planning, development] 1088 words
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Distracted Driving and Safety - When a driver takes his eyes off the road, hands off the wheel, or mind away from focusing on the road the driver has become distracted and may not even realize it causing danger to any passengers, pedestrians, and other drivers. The reaction time of a distracted driver decreases along with the driver’s awareness of the surrounding cars, signs, and traffic signals. Also when a driver’s focus is not 100 percent on the road, the risk of losing control of the vehicle increases. Although television commercials, articles, and events make us believe that teenagers are always the drivers that are distracted while operating a motored vehicle when actually recent studies have shown all ages can becom...   [tags: Distractions, Danger, Pedestrians, Passengers]
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Concrete Bridge Project - In the past, it is not much pedestrian traffic along the street because of the lower population. However, due to the population increasing in 1960-70s.The government considerate that the number of pedestrian traffic such as footbridge is so important, so the government have to increase the total number of all pedestrian traffic like footbridge. With the time changed, the safety and technical of bridge structure form has also changed and improved. Nowadays, almost footbridge in Hong Kong is made by concrete including prestressed concrete bridge....   [tags: Pedestrians, Tension, Architecture] 749 words
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The Horrific Traffic Jams of Egypt - Egyptians have a lot of important issues in their life. The traffic jam in Egypt has come to be lately unbelievable; nearly everyone above 18 years of period owns a car. There is one subject that every single resident of Cairo can concur on: something needs to be completed concerning the traffic. The Egyptian capital is notorious for its congestion, a universal basis of frustration that affects everyone across the whole communal spectrum. Yet the traffic jams are far extra than an annoyance. They have extremely real commercial, environmental and area condition consequences....   [tags: cars, roads, signals, pedestrians, traffic]
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Planning for Pedestrianization of Charminar Precincts - ... Other functions such as community involvement, health, recreation, meeting and greeting are all affected by low quality walking environments. A good pedestrian network encourages people to stand and talk to each other, and/or to simply stand and observe any activity going on, and/or to listen to street musicians, etc. Thus, the street becomes an extension of one’s home. Safety and security of children and elderly people are no longer issues of importance. Street hawkers, food vendors and sales kiosks provide interest and diversity to the street scene....   [tags: growth of human population] 986 words
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Increasing the Safety of Pedestrains - Objectives · To increase the safety of the pedestrian. · To increase the drivers awareness of pedestrians on the road · To increase pedestrian safety if the car hits the pedestrian. · To increase drivers safety on accident with pedestrian. Concept Using a scan and process independent computer, this system is designed increase pedestrian safety, by indicating to the driver the presence of a pedestrian by an outlined transparent image projected unto the screen. It detects pedestrian, position, distance from car, light conditions and stopping distance -taking speed and weather condition from the already present car systems....   [tags: Papers] 1066 words
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Cause and Effect Essay - The Right Of Way - Cause and Effect Essay - The Right Of Way         In the state of Washington, pedestrians have always had the right of way. However, the recent enforcement of this law is causing traffic problems citywide. Traffic tends to come to a screeching halt without any warning. I was driving North on Nevada Street in Spokane, three of four lanes of traffic had stopped to allow a man and a young child to cross the street, the fourth lane of traffic had not stopped. Finally a car in that fourth lane of traffic stopped, causing the car behind it to slam on the brakes, literally coming to a screeching halt....   [tags: Expository Cause Effect Essays]
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Investigating the Land Use of Stanmore - Investigating the Land Use of Stanmore Introduction This is my coursework on the Land use of Stanmore. I decided to do this topic because it enabled me to practice more on the subject of settlement which is one of my weak areas in Geography. Although I do not live in Stanmore, most of my time is spent there, at my school (Bentley Wood High School). Stanmore is located in the South East of London, in the London Borough of Harrow. It is north east from Harrow-on-the-Hill....   [tags: Papers] 971 words
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Physical Activity in the US - The level of the population’s level of physical activity is becoming a major public health concern in the United States (Wahlgren, 2011). As a result of urban sprawl, Americans rely heavily on personal vehicles to travel to work or other destinations. This is leading to a sedentary life style for the public as they take to their cars to travel to their destination. The public’s perception of the environments in which they live in are likely influencing their behaviors resulting in their dependance on personal vehicles....   [tags: Social Issues, Transportation] 1135 words
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Roading Project Listed on the Auckland Transport Website - Introduction This report was requested by Winston Hiliau, to discuss a roading project listed on the Auckland Transport website. Of all the given current and completed projects, I have chosen “Tiverton Road and Wolverton Street Upgrade” as my report topic. The New Zealand government has a $30 million budget to upgrade and widen Tiverton Road and Wolverton Street located between Clark Street and the intersection of New Windsor Road and Maioro Street. The project’s aim is to increase road safety and to provide an efficient road environment for all users....   [tags: civil engineering projects]
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The Redoubt Road-Mill Coridor - The Redoubt Road-Mill Road Corridor Table of Contents page Background Information 3 Project Objective 3 Project History 4 Consultation Process 4 Project detail 5 Pedestrian Improvement i Cycling Improvement ii Public Transport Improvement iii Affected Parties 6 Environmental Concern 7 Benefits 8 References 9 Information The transport system in the Auckland especially to the southern part is overburdened and more so inefficient. For the past years, there has been underinvestment in the public transport, the existing settlement pattern and the narrow neck of land which has been accumulated over the past decisions made over the past years....   [tags: project benefits]
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Cities in America Are Undergoing a Revival - ... This traditional urbanism has come to an end whit tendency to live in the city center in a walk able city, and that means more parks and public squares, better air quality and less noise, removing excessive car use and less parking. The downtown of the cities continued to grow population and with an economic base that is increasingly seen as a specialized process. The cities today are presented as huge masses of physical concrete, the air is no longer safe to respire and sometimes the air is so polluted that breathing is equivalent to smoking, the number of travelers who spend hours sitting in congested streets and highways increases frustration levels as much as pollution, long and tedi...   [tags: new urbanism] 521 words
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Differences and Inequalities That Can be Seen on the Streets of the UK - By comparing two UK streets in differing localities, one can assess differences and inequalities in the social, economic and cultural spheres. This essay will focus on the differences and inequalities that exist between Renshaw St, Liverpool, and City Rd, Wales, by examining road traffic, homelessness and street-level economic activity Renshaw street is perpendicular to the side of Liverpool City Centre, and Liverpool Lime street is one street away as is the Adelphi Hotel. The road has a collection of pubs, bars, taxi ranks, clothes shops, music shops, restaurants and also take away....   [tags: City Analysis] 823 words
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Tiverton Road and Wolverton Street Corridor Improvement - ... This was required to allow the widening of the road and access underground services for modifications. These will be replaced by 124 trees along the new road. Trees will be planted on the month of April, which is the planting season in the country. A large Pohutukawa tree at 161 Blockhouse Bay Road will be relocated to Tiverton Reserve (72-80 Tiverton Road). Also four heritage trees will remain on Wolverton Street. “One project specific issue I can think of related to contamination of the existing ground near the BP at the intersection of Blockhouse Bay Rd and Tiverton Rd....   [tags: civil-highway engineering project] 1340 words
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Driving between Brazil and the United States - ... For instance, the theoretical test can be studied through handouts found in study sessions, in each department state of transit on website, without spending money paying schools. In addition, in Brazil people need to make eye examinations with an ophthalmologist to establish the health of eyes and the possibility of someone need to use lens degree or glasses for correction. Likewise, a psychological examination is done through a psychomotor test, the physical examination is done to establish the physical integrity, in terms of movements and to provide details about the possible risks or conditions that may compromise the ability of driver....   [tags: traffic rules, driving styles] 1229 words
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Technology and Its Influence in Stories and Movies - Technology is used by many people in our society today. Technology is very helpful but it can also take over our lives. In these five short stories and film they talked a lot about technology. These short stories and film include Technology Can Push Our Buttons, There Will Come Soft Rains, Harrison Bergeron, The Pedestrian and Wall-e. In these short stories and film the message between all of them are similar. For example in The Pedestrian and Wall-e the message in both of them is that society can be taken over by technology....   [tags: society, depend, equal]
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The Evolution of The United Kingdom's Road Network - The United Kingdom has an extensive road network that has evolved over time. What started out as footpaths and horse tracks between settlements, led to pavement and motorway. Horse travel gave way to carriage which in turn yielded to motor vehicle (Silva, 2009, p. 325). Regulations and laws were implemented to improve public safety, with the aim of preventing injury and death. For example the Highway Code first published in 1931 (Department for Transport, 2005). Social order can be defined as the rules and expectations that produce the way we as society live together (Silva, 2009, p....   [tags: Urban Development ]
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The Features of CBD - The Features of CBD The CBD is located in the centre of the town as shown in figures 11 and 23. It has many features all contributing to the overall feature of the CBD. The CBD is very different to the surrounding areas. The majority of CBDs have a pedestrian zone. This is demonstrated by figures 16 and 17 which show that in the CBD there is a large amount of pedestrians and no cars. This is a feature of the CBD as it would be dangerous for cars to be in an area with such high numbers pedestrians....   [tags: Papers] 1520 words
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Railway Level Crossing - A level crossing is the point at which the railway crosses over either a public or private road on the same level. There are many different types of level crossings including road level crossings for vehicles, and pedestrian level crossings for people. All crossings have a form of protection, and the users has a responsibility to contribute to the safety of a level crossing. The users should aware the dangerous may occurs at level crossing area. Users are respondsible to keep themselve or others safe during use a level crossing area....   [tags: protection, safety, dangers] 570 words
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Cell Phone Use While Driving should be Banned in all States - ... If one is caught using their phone while driving, drivers may be faced with a ticket and a fine. Georgia only bans drivers from texting while operating a vehicle or bus, but if one is a novice driver then all use is banned. A novice driver in Georgia is considered a person under the age of eighteen. Some states only ban the use of texting; others ban texting and talking. One thing that is starting to become law is banning the use of social media while driving. I feel this is going in the right direction for a ban on all use while driving....   [tags: a ticket and a fine, traffic signals] 537 words
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Creating Community: Implementation of a Bycicle Friendly Business District - Downtown Denton is an area that combines history, entertainment, and community. Within a mile you can find unique places to eat, find treasures both old and new, and then finish off your trip with a concert on the lawn at the courthouse. Yet, even with these wonderful attributes of the downtown area, a stronger sense of community as well as a larger and more stable economic base could be achieved if the area were bike friendly. Currently there are not even the basic provisions afforded to those individuals who choose bicycling as their mode of transportation....   [tags: Denton, sense of community, cyclists]
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Transportation in the Mill Creek Watershed - Transportation plays a large role in the character of the Mill Creek Watershed, affecting the region’s land use, commerce and public health. From an infrastructure standpoint, the watershed contains (NEED NUMBER AND SOURCE) linear miles of roads, (NUMBERS) of railway tracks, as well as sidewalks, bikeways, and greenways. These highways include Interstates I-75, I-71, I-74, and I-275, which all pass through the watershed. Respectively located to the north and south of the Watershed, the Dayton International Airport and the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport provide another transportation option....   [tags: Urban Development ] 539 words
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Outsiders in a Futuristic Society: The Works of Ray Bradbury - ‘The Pedestrian’ was written by Ray Bradbury and was published in 1951. ‘The Murderer’ was also written by Bradbury in 1953. The 1950’s was a decade of the Korean war between North Korea and the Republic of South Korea. This then led to the Cold War, which created a politically conservative climate. It latest all decade, conformity and conservatism was the social issues at the time in the United States. Both texts are science fiction and show a deep concern with the effects of a technological revolution on human society....   [tags: Ray Bradbury, science fiction, persuasive] 940 words
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Relationship Between the Materiality of a City and Its Security - To answer the question posed above, I will first consider what constitutes the materiality of the city, then I will consider security in the context of the city. Finally, I will then the relationship between the materiality of the city and its security. What constitutes the materiality of a city. The materiality of a city is the personification of that city, or urban environment through the physical objects that serve to make up the component parts of the city. These may be the physical buildings, the roads and pavements through to the street furniture and the open spaces, plants and landscaping....   [tags: urban environment, community, safety]
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A Push for Safer Crosswalks for RACC Students and Faculty - In this modern day and age many drivers and pedestrians alike become easily distracted by: cell phones, I-Pods, navigation systems, as well as many other distractions. These distractions can make it quite dangerous to even cross the street. It is quite shocking how worn and faded some of the crosswalks at RACC have become. Even without the distractions the crosswalks are rather difficult to see and be able to stop if a pedestrian steps into it. The crosswalks at RACC connect the main campus with the parking lots, as well as other buildings, and classes just off campus....   [tags: Driving Safety ]
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Negligence Case Study - Review the scenario below. Consider the legal principles influencing the likelihood of any successful action against Steve in negligence. Daria and her lover, Tom, were crossing the road on a pedestrian crossing when Tom was hit and killed by a car being negligently driven by Steve. The car missed Daria by inches. Since the incident Daria has had frequent nightmares and has been unable to return to work. Harry, a policeman patrolling the area, witnessed the incident and went to try to help Tom, but quickly realised that Tom was already dead....   [tags: Law of Tort, Tort Law]
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