Walking Turtles Is A Downtown Thing, Mr. Thoreau (The Weekly Chatter)
The lunar New Year drive for MyWHaT underwriters is still underway and we’re chipping away at a goal for 10 full underwriters signed on by mid-March.
Interested in becoming an underwriter? Or, do you know a business or organization that might be? Send us a message. As well, smaller contributions are greatly appreciated and easy via the MyWHaT PayPal account.
Again, a big thank you to the 2010 partners: Higher Grounds-Beans by Bike, McClain Cycle & Fitness, Erway Graphic Design, Krios Consulting, TART Trails, and the Michigan Land Use Institute all were inaugural year contributors.
To start, a collection of chatter addressing sprawl:
Opening line to love -> “Suck it, Thoreau”; The Sprawl-ing feedback loop -> Induced Sprawl = induced motorized traffic =Induced Sprawl = …; The Tea Party hates freedom -> Tea-party officials stuck in the “‘burbs”, move to limit freedom; It’s just basic math -> Reduce miles driven & sprawl by limiting car storage opportunities ; The Hammer connects the dots ->“Sprawl demands oil. Demand gives oil companies strength. Strength influences Govt…; And, related -> Where Eminem & Chrysler don’t have a clue: real job creation.
In other news…
- Road safety & behavior? Evolution baby, not simply technology
- RT (@sarnita) Stud tires, nice saddle, fenders of course and a sweet saddlebag. I’m a remade commuter! #winterbiker
- RT (@theurbancountry) Supporting bicycles is an economic decision – a societal investment benefiting all people (via @amsterdamized)
- RT (@El_Rach) $7500 tax credit for buying a car but not a penny for buying a bike? Something to cover new tubes, at least, would be nice.
- RT (@pauldreher) Walking the Turtle: The Concept of Speed in Our Modern City…
The double advantage of bulb-outs, neck-downs and other traffic calming measures in the winter time. This StreetFilms video shows how little of the street we actually need in order to drive our motorized transport pods.
Have a weekend!