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2011′s First Weekly Chatter

January 7, 2011 Leave a comment

This month’s poll asks you to set some transportation goals. Have you set them?

In 2011, I intend to ___________.

(click to take the poll)

You can also download a PDF version to put on your fridge.

Weekly Chatter

What happens when income levels & costs continue to go up? That’s right, decline and major subsidiesU.S. PIRG reports: “Since 1947, American highways have run up a deficit bigger than $600 billion, in 2005 dollars.” There’s some hope: developed world hitting peak travel? Will it change Michigan’s priorities? Will it change Traverse City’s?

When the nap happens. (via Totcycle)

Twitterville:

To Wrap

Free Diving in the underwater commons. A single breath. Without assistance. 328 feet below the surface.

via william trubridge
(Thanks for the find @aSirensSailor Ding! Ding!)

Have a weekend!

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Graphic Friday: Suck It Up Yourself

January 7, 2011 Leave a comment

Graphic Friday

Introducing the Monoxitube

“Introduce yourself to the colorless, odorless poison streaming out of your tailpipe. Face your exhaust.” Via Carbusters.

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EDITOR’S EXTRA: I’m completely aware of my hypocrisy; I’m likely using a car at this very moment. I might even be driving through your neighborhood. In my defense, I take my actions very seriously and because I do I’m modifying my driving behavior.

Some actions I’m taking: I limit the time I’m in stop and go traffic, quick accelerations (the jack-rabbit starts), idling (longer then 10 seconds, shut it down) and driving faster than context suggests (calculate damage units, not MPH). I even considered exhaust when I bought my car, and I’m thinking about how I can retrofit the exhaust pipe

Most of all, I’m driving less and less. What are you doing?

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Your Comments Matter

Comments: we welcome your comments, please don’t be shy. The more questions, perspectives and general participation we have here the better. What’s on your mind?

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