Why I might not donate to my local NPR station and other chatter
Kids races begin at 12:30, followed adult races. Word is, bring cow bells and compost bucket lids to make some noise.
This week our local NPR affiliate Interlochen Public Radio has been running another pledge drive. I was considering giving, but than I thought, does having an entertaining, interesting, and informative public radio station induce more driving? Does it make the 30 minute commute from Empire to TC too comfortable? What about the extra block or two to simply listen to the end of a segment? And, we’ve all sat in the driveway with the car running to finish a segment–What’s the impact of those emissions? Give at your own risk, I say (IPR).
- Along those lines, StreetsBlog shows us how the fellas from Freakanomics aren’t all they are cracked up to be (Streetsblog). _
- Certainly something for us all to keep up on: incomplete roundabouts (M-Bike)
- AtlanticCities highlights work of a French artist taking streets down to their essential forms:
- Portland seeing big increase in apartments built without parking (O-Live)
- Makes sen$e: people continue to pay more to live in walkable neighborhoods (M-Place)
- Why aren’t they all walkable? The widening of Michigan Ave. in Detroit is instructive (Corktown History)
- The status quo approach of designing forgiving roads is dangerous by design (Doms)
— transportdata (@transportdata) November 14, 2012
— urbandata (@urbandata) November 14, 2012
‘When you design communities around cars, you get more cars.” @fredkentWe need to build communities around people.
— The League (@MMLeague) November 13, 2012
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