Weekly Chatter: parking, walkability, affordable housing, good business all entwined
MyWHaT finally received some negative publicity on a local public forum; how flattering, a love-to-hate comment. Note: criticism & alternative perspectives are welcome anytime on this website…would love it actually.
- As TC Bayfront Plan flushed out, moving forward
- City starts to contemplate another $10 million p-deck
- Want a walkable city? Parking policy is key
- Want more business? Reduce street parking
- Or, for god’s sake just, raise the price of parking
- Want affordable housing? Include transportation costs
- For example, visualize Lansing’s affordable housing before & after counting for transportation
- Rental inspections reveal issues (Garfield: Really?)
- Freak Accidents my ass, predictable crashes!
- productive detention: bad drivers Learn to Share the Road
- Is it time for a Bike-Tax?
- comments to the above are informative
- And, is it time to be Down With “Avid Cyclists”?
- concerning LaHood’s pronouncement
- question asked: Should active transportation be equal?
- some on the right obviously don’t get it
- but they often win by failing as, the recession causes government shrinkage
- How oil dependent is your State?
- To end, how to improve transportation in rural America?
Surprise, surprise: provide alternatives & development by being smart, strategic and intentional.
Co-Chair of T4 America and former Mayor of Meridian, Miss. testified before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee in March with the following recommendations taken from the above report (Download the white-paper: Principles for Improving Transportation Options in Rural and Small Town Communities (pdf):
- Invest in Main Streets
- Empower Local Communities
- Improve the Conditions and Safety of our Transportation System
- Invest in Public Transportation
- Preserve and Create Livable Communities
- Move Goods Through Rural America
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