Legos, Opportunity Costs, Perpetual Gas-Tax Cuts & Growing Roads–Happy, Happy Chatter
I have nothing nice to say as a wrap for this week, so I’m jumping right to the chatter. And, yes, I’m fully aware that I typically don’t let the need to be nice stop me. $@it happens.
- Become a Citizen Forester, your neighborhood needs more trees. (In LA, but perhaps the Watershed Center has interest.)
- “The opportunity cost of parking”, well illustrated
- Look at this, a new way to grow roads.
- It’s easy to be hard on the county road commissions, but “completing” rural streets has unique challenges.
- Still, with a balanced approach, even in Michigan, citizens fund investments that reflect their values, “Michiganders voted on no fewer than 21 initiatives this year and all but two of them won.”
- Change the city, change the names, subtract the uni and instead of Ann Arbor, we’re talking Traverse City.
- A compromise at Fed level may lead to “canceling the annual gas-tax cut.” Basically, ending an annual growth in subsidies for our driving habits. “Motor vehicle taxes that are set at the proper level are good for the economy; setting the gas tax and other related taxes too low encourages people consume more highway than is economically efficient and to live farther away from their workplaces than is ideal.“
- Halloween costume for urban planners – roundabout (@e_russell)
- Basically, trick or treat out of car trunks (PDF) in CC parking lot. Can you say boo? (@carinoga)
- Resilience is the new Sustainable (@ParadigmEnergy )
- Asking citizens whether they like red light cameras makes about as much sense as asking if they want to pay tolls, pay more to park, etc…(@BikePortland)
- Actually, I’m a person who walks ; -) RT @stevevance: Read an older post: We’re all pedestrians (@BikePortland)
- “It makes no sense for China to have better rail systems than us” – President Obama, a second ago (@ttpolitic)
A little Pedal Happy artwork from Candy Cranks…I’m outta here.
Have a Weekend.