For the Love of Bike, Traveling Playgrounds, Stroads and Other Chatter
Engage & Represent opportunity for a City resident seat on the Grand Traverse County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority. It is a 3-year term. The Brownfield Redevelopment Authority promotes and facilitates the reuse and redevelopment of environmentally impaired properties by approving large sums of money for private and public developments.
If you are interested in serving, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 231-922-4480 for an
‘Application to Become Involved’ (PDF). Applications are due by Wednesday, December 7, 2011.
- +1 Traveling playgrounds (Kaboom)
- Holland & Marquette showing the love for the bicycle (LMB) Banners, art, fancy bike racks, that’s how you show the real empowerment of the bicycle (RidingintheRiverside) and a reminder that embracing the bike is for both genders, despite the silly rules from our past (M-Bike) Dottie pulls out her favorites from the archaic “don’ts for women riders” list (LGRAB)
- Another perspective: folly of city owner parking garages (Atlantic Cities) Hint: easier to have market based pricing for car storage.
- Pretty simply bike lane: DIY with trash (UrbanCountry)
From the Chalk Art Festival in Sarasota (TheWonderous)
- More rationale discussion on why shared streets make safer streets (UrbanTimes) However it is done, it comes down to slower speeds (Road) and NYC is doing it with Slow Zones (Good)
- Is it a street? A road? Or, a stroad? (PriceTags)
- Exploring Detroit’s inner-suburbs as the next urban opportunity (M-Live) which is increasingly clear as the outer fringe suburbs become less and less desirable (NYTimes) Note to TC commissioners, this is basic economics…
For too long, we over-invested in the wrong places. Those retail centers and subdivisions will never be worth what they cost to build. We have to stop throwing good money after bad. It is time to instead build what the market wants: mixed-income, walkable cities and suburbs that will support the knowledge economy, promote environmental sustainability and create jobs.”
- RTstevemouzon Economics, urban planning & ecology are only the means. Happiness is the goal. ~Enrique Penalosa
- RT Fred_Kent You can’t let a good recession go to waste…let the creative juices flow.
- RT jamesschwartz The Model T got 28.5 mpg, in 2007 the avg got 24.7 mpg. (
#carjacked by @lutzfernandez)
- RT DrMatthewSweet Driving your children to school is not a luxury but a necessity? In urban areas it ought to be an absurdity.
Have a weekend!