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Introducing The Cranky, a Driveway Tax, Road Diet Realities and Cycle Chic: The Weekly Chatter

MyWHaT has won an award; it’s called “The Cranky”. As part of the Third Coast Bicycle Festival film night, the TCBF crew threw me a bone with their first community advocacy award. Basically, it’s for being crazy enough to throw my time away into city business, planning process and general ranting on issues involving the community. Thank you to all the TCBF partners and all the people involved who understand that our public space is too valuable to simply accept turning it over to a single dominate, destructive use, such as the automobile. It’s greatly appreciated.

By the way, the TC Bicycle Festival is taking over Friday Night Live tonight on Front Street. Bikes, bikes and more bikes is the theme. (Favor to ask: send me images if you can. I, unfortunately, but necessarily have to work.)

Weekly Chatter

  • A driveway tax. hmmm? Interesting idea. Here’s how a community steps away from valuing parking over people.

Twitterville:

To wrap, the King of Cycle Chic misses the “Cycle Chictress” while eating lunch (warning: eye candy alert). Cycle Chic is a global movement showcasing everyday people riding their bikes and looking good. In a subtle way, it’s advocating style over speed and creating a culture where bikes are valued beyond recreation. Last night’s Bicycle Film Night started with the following short: Cycle Chic in Copenhagen and Beyond. For a list of Cycle Chic spin-offs, see below, but first this short for inspiration.

Key Posts on MyWHaT this past week:

Have a weekend!

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List of Cycle Chic Community from the Original:

416 CYCLE STYLE – TORONTOA PARISIAN CYCLISTAIX-EN-PROVENCE CYCLE CHICAMSTERDAMIZEAUCKLAND CYCLE CHICBANDUNG CYCLE CHICBARCELONA CYCLE CHICCHANGE YOUR LIFE, RIDE A BIKECHARLESTON CYCLE CHICCURITIBA CYCLE CHIECYCLE CHIC BELGIUMCYCLE CHIC PORTO ALLEGRECYCLE CHIC SUNDAYSCYCLE CHIC VALÉNCIACYCLE CHIC HUNGARYESTONIA CYCLE CHICEUGENE CYCLE CHICFEATHER BRIGADE – SYDNEYI DREAM OF BICYCLINGCYCLE CHIC JACKSONVILLEKOSZALIN CYCLE CHICKRAKOW CYCLE CHICL.A. CYCLE CHICLAKELAND FLORIDA CYCLE CHICLODZ CYCLE CHICLONDON CYCLE CHICLUBLIN CYCLE CHICMOSCOW CYCLE CHICMALMÖ•LUND CYCLE CHICMUNICH CYCLE CHICMY HYGGELIGNO HO CYCLE CHICODESSA CYCLE CHICPHOENIX CYCLE CHICPORTOCALA MECANICARADOM CYCLE CHICRIGA CYCLE CHICSACRAMENTO CYCLE CHICSEXIFY – SEOUL CYCLE CHICSHE RIDES A BIKEST. ANDREWS CYCLE CHICST. PETERSBURG CYCLE CHICSTOCKHOLM – PUT THE FUN BETWEEN YOUR LEGSSWEET GEORGIA BROWNSYDNEY CYCLE CHICTALL CHICKS ON DUTCH BIKESTHE HAGUE CYCLE CHICTORINO CYCLE CHICTORUN CYCLE CHICTUCSON BIKE BEAUTIFULVANCOUVER CYCLE CHICVELO BELLOVELO VOGUEVÉLOCOUTUREWARSAW CYCLE CHICWILL ‘O THE WISPWROCLAW BICYCLE CHICZIELONA GÓRA CYCLE CHIC

  1. Kate
    August 27, 2010 at 10:37 am

    Congrats on the “Cranky” award, Gary. Well deserved, and definitely a compliment! I very much appreciate the noise you’re making and the ideas you put out there to open up the conversation and broaden the options under consideration. Keep up the good work!

  2. suegreen
    August 27, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    write on cranky!
    hows about we prompt your readers for feed back on whether traverse city should continue to pursue the formation of a bicycle cooperative here. there are many successful examples all over the country. san
    fran,denver,portland,chicago,baltimore,pittsburgh,durham,minneapolis,cinncinatti,birmingham… sometimes even multiple in larger cities to increase access. cooperative being a community project also asks the questions of; how can those interested benefit AND contribute? i believe all the workings of it are nearly in order we are just waiting for a shout from the people and a central location (zoned differently than my yard)
    thanks for all you do.

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