The Power Of A 10-Year Old, Cities And Brains, A Planner’s Wisdom And More Zig-Zags (Weekly Chatter)
- BLA: Let’s Call A Spade A Spade (MyWHaT-see comments)
- What Are We Trying To Do With West Boardman Lake (MyWHaT)
- My Notes from the March 22nd West Boardman Lake Public Meeting (Hinge Line)
And, unrelated, but what you might have missed: Sarnita gears up for winter biking, year one.
- “When I went to the council meeting I was nervous standing up in front of everyone, but I really want somewhere to play with my friends.” If a 10-year-old can do it…(Ready for 10)
- Live in GRR? Get active with the Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition
- What do healthy cities and brains have in common? Connectedness. (RPI)
- A town planner’s most important lesson learned: (Dom’s Plan-B)
The essential key is to restore the human habitat in our town centers. So that pedestrians are not inconvenienced or in danger. So that going for a walk is a joy.”
- How the Car Culture down under is shifting away form the automobile (miller-mccune).
- The “war on cars” myth broken down (PDF). (VTPI-Litman)
- This war? (Copenhagenize) –> –> –>
“Division is so vehicular in terms of traffic count and makeup really make it impossible to create a great retail environment.”
- RT (@Fred_Kent) Placemaking is all about a redefinition around local values & assets, creating authentic public destinations.
- RT (@Jnoubiyeh) A revolution is an awakening; a sleeping people cannot accomplish a paradigm shift.
RT (@srdailey) I don’t understand people whose sole concern is to make sure none of their tax dollars benefit anyone other than themselves.
- RT (@themunson) Lady told me to get off the street and onto the sidewalk. Bumper sticker on her Prius said “We’re all in this together.”
Last week in The Wrap, we introduced a Virginia study measuring the effectiveness of zig-zag stripping to slow traffic as it approaches ped and trail crossings. This week, more zig and zag!
This time in Chicago where they are adding an additional optical illusion element to the markings. These look more clean and controlled and, I’d imagine, even more effective. I’ve tried to get this idea into the hands of Traverse City planning and engineering. Response from planning is good, response from engineering is… suspicious. (photo and video by Steve Vance)
Have a weekend! (If you’re at the Michigan Bike Summit tomorrow, say hello.)
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The vertical y-axis are the costs, many of which we’d rather hide and not account for, yet, they are at the root of many of our concerns. It comes down to one question: what kind of place do you want to live in?
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