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I’ll admit it, I might be the only one in town who doesn’t mind the higher prices charged for flying out of Cherry Capital Airport. I live 5-minutes from the terminal and much prefer that drive than the drive downstate; it’s worth the $.41 per mile avg fare.
But complaining about the cost of parking out there is just silly; $6.75/day is high? Really, that’s too high? The motorist entitlement is strong in this one. I was just commenting the other day how the airport is the only place in town that understands the true cost of parking; charge double.
- Detroit Revival Custom rides –> –> –> –>
- Another one says bye-bye to car ownership.
- What do you do with the money saved by driving less? Type in your address, and see what you could save with the Abogo Tool.
- Improve transit, by designing it well; giving transit-oriented development a boost.
- Declare your love city life with the U.S. Initiative by CEOs for Cities. Sign on to the declaration that sees opportunity, community, optimism, connectivity and livability as intrinsic values of The City.
- What $60 million buys: 300 mile so bike lanes/paths or 1 mile of urban highway, the lament: “Cyclists want only pennies compared to what car infrastructure gets” and yet we’re vilified despite benefiting society.
- Defending bike lanes & a road diet in Jackson, City Engineer Jon Dowling: “Roads are not designed just for motorists.” How do we get that kind of representation? The reader generated comments are not as encouraging. Still, perhaps getting the traffic engineer out-of-the-way is key to better places and motorist appeasement.
- New Blog Post: Do you have a Hickory Hills story? – Do you or your family have stories to share or memorabilia–photos…(@RecordEagle)
- “There you have it: a ten thousand year-old habitat… destroyed in a weekend by some drunk jackass in a monster truck” (@tomvanderbilt)
- Do motorists pay their fair share of transportation expenses? (@StephenMBox)
- Day 1 in Traverse City complete. All I need now is a Subaru Outback, a bike rack, and kayak before I can officially live in TC (@jimbruckb) (Get a real job…take the rack off. Welcome to town)
To wrap, new study from the CEOs for Cities looks at the time wasted in traffic due to sprawl. The infographic looks at the 10 cities with the biggest waste of time. This has been known for a while now, but the second half of the title of the study is revealing Driven Apart: How sprawl is lengthening our commutes and why misleading mobility measures are making things worse. The successful places have “land use patterns and transportation systems” that enable shorter trips, reduce peak hour trips and offer a diverse set of mobility options.