Archive for October 29, 2011
October 29, 2011 Leave a comment
I skipped out last week, so let’s get to it.
- The Hingeline consolidates intel on the TC candidates (Hingeline) Thanks!
- If it gets more kids walking to school, I’m all in favor of
bribingincentivizing them to do so (Freakonomics)
- Revolution fueled by resistors on bicycles. (Amnesty) –>
- Can you put an economic value on to a bicycle trail? Turns out, yup (AtlanticCities) and that is good news for Michigan property values near the new Northeastern State Trail (IPR)
- A market based solution to traffic (AtlanticCities) is further explored, while the GOP continues to attack 2% of the total $40.2 billion highway budget that is actually a solution for it (Planetizen) Yet, Sen. Rand Paul continues to label investment in bicycling “craziness” (ThinkProgress)
- Hitting The “Marchetti Wall” (CityFix)
If you’re a typical North American, at the end of a long, stressful day at work, you’re not saying, ‘I can’t wait to get in my car. I would just love to go for a drive.’ It’s much more likely you’ll say, ‘I wish I could go for a walk.”~ Todd Litman
- Consultant away from home discovers incremental pricing for a bus seat is the charm (KriosConsulting) while the true cost of a 40 minute daily commute shows, yes, it is too bad. (Mr.Money)
- Riding away from fear: the open streets movement in Mexico City (AtlanticCities)
- Nice rebuttal to common tactics opposing traffic calming (UrbanCountry)
New technological approaches to participation will only have a meaningful impact if policymakers, planners and developers start to recognize that participation has instrumental benefits – that community input can and does improve project outcomes.”
- RT ellyblue : My conclusion: Bike helmet debate = yawn. Let’s switch to important questions, like: Should there be private automobiles on public roads?
- RT BrianAgness: 2 pedestrians, hit and killed in seperate incidents in C-bus over the past 24 hours… Makes the case for traffic calming, complete streets.
- RT johntunger: Tonight, a LOT of people are making powerful stories in the streets. That’s where all the best stories are made — in public.
- RT umustbekidding: In a small town, “where do you work” is the question after “you look so familiar….” maybe I’ve seen you at your job?
- RT chinzeDPT: Beautiful morning for a bike commute in
This European Commission commissioned map titled “Travel time to major cities: A global map of Accessibility“ combines the travel time to major cities and includes the shipping lane density. Besides economic activity, it also depicts percentage of wilderness areas around the world and suggest social ties. Fascinating.