What’s The Chinese For “Holy S*%T That’s Fast?” And Other Weekly Chatter
Still walking. This week I committed to walk all of my urban errands; it hasn’t hindered me once. I’m not sure if that is because most of my trips are within a mile (15-mins) or if my limited destinations reflect I need to get a life. I’ve cheated twice: a 2 block bike ride home from the shop and I hitched a ride coming home from the bar–my head wasn’t right。Stats since Sunday are to the right, but the intangibles can’t be measured…more to come.
- MLUI connects the numbers on rural poverty in Michigan….”It costs more than $11,000 a year per family for transportation in the rural counties surrounding Traverse City…Living without a car could save a lot of money, but doing so while living rurally is almost unthinkable.“
- Cool city maps via engineering department.
- Bullet trains across the U.S. by 2050? Yup. Doable. Think 500 radius hubs. It starts with you contacting your state senator (Sen. Allen in TC) to support HB 6484. Still, our thinking is provincial compared to China… 我靠!—>
- The three types of cyclists show, once again, a need for more bicycle infrastructure.
- An Austin couple’s return to cycling after crash.
- More WTF news… Man suing parents of child he killed with his car because he wasn’t wearing a helmet…
- Free parking, even at the holidays, is a bad thing, and business owners should be the first in line to argue for strategic rates–and they are in Redondo Beach. The TC city commissioners who voted for TC’s incremental increase deserve praise, commissioner Carruthers lone vote against it shows more education is needed…touristas scoff at our current rates.
- San Fran moves to charge toll for rush hour traffic. The claim that “I can’t afford this” is ridiculous…the entire point is to encourage other means & times. Pedestrianist makes a good connection to their arguments and free public transit.
- Does it seem like Michigan has a lot of repeat drunk driving offenses? It does. And, you may recall a local incident involving drunk driving, an officer and his well positioned father. Um, here’s an eerily similar story that tops it and is utterly disturbing.
- Funeral for a Swing Set. (A kid swings, jumps, breaks arm, sues — and town gets rid of ALL its swings.(@FreeRangeKids)
- What’s best for your kids AND the environment? Not suburbs, sez this short essay. (@FreeRangeKids)
- Downtown Traverse City officials are looking for some feedback on a design for the City’s Warehouse District. (@IPRNewsRadio) (Will try to have a post on this soon.)
- Dutch Planners School U.S. Cities on Bikeability (another report on Dutch embassy’s workshops in DC) – (@gosner)
- must remember to get an under-the-helmet skull cap for the a.m. commute #coldnoggin (@rhammer)
Ann Arbor introduces the HAWK signal to an MDOT trunkline. The HAWK, (High-intensity Activated crossWalK) signal is the first of its kind to be installed on a state trunkline in Michigan. It has proven to show substantial improvements in driver awareness of people walking and is a tool I’d like to see used more in northern Michigan, including on our own state trunklines & heavy streets (Division St., Grandview Parkway, Garfield…). Congratulations Ann Arbor; walk slow.
If you made it this far, you deserve the translation to 我靠.
我靠/wǒkào = “Well fuck me!” or “Holy Shit!”. Holy Shit that’s fast= 我靠！ 這就是很快.
Have a Weekend.