Don’t Fear High Gas Prices, Fear Single Minded Transportation Policy. (Weekly Chatter)
Sent in from a reader this week, just after they had walked to work:
“Just about every day I walk to work. At Division and 7th, I often see cars speeding through the intersection when the light is red. Today the light turned red, my walk light turned white and there were three cars within the space that I as a non-motorized participant view as “the intersection”-the space from crosswalk to crosswalk. The massive danger that people are willing to expose their fellow commuters to to get through the red light is astonishing.”
Ugly intersection; ugly behavior. I say, when a car is in your way, jump over it. (Not fully endorsed by the editorial board).
- Winter Wrap-Up: Double Standard for Snow Removal Clear. (Transportation Michigan)
- What to expect when advocating for narrower streets. (Strong Towns)
- Unfortunate rise of Gizmo Green. (Grist)
- More Bike-economics. (Grist)
- Car-free with kids: Yes. (Yes!)
- Promoting Biking to Those beyond the Young and the Fearless. (American City)
- $20/gallon gas? (Original Green) That’s only an increase by a factor of 5 from the expected $4/gallon this summer…In the past 30 years, gas has increased by factor of at least a factor of 20, so it’s best to prepare thy self and not fight for lower gas prices, instead, fight for more balanced transport policy. (Guardian)
- RT (@PPS_Placemaking) “the way a community interacts with its immediate environs is a barometer of its social, economic, & political health”
- RT (@BikeBlogChris) peds hit by cars at 20 mph 95% chance of survival. peds hit by cars at 40 mph 20% chance of survival #UCLAcompletestreets
- RT (@elizaIO) Speed is the enemy of reflection, compassion, creativity, experience, self-control. @tonyschwartz #wisdom2conf
- RT (@Velocentric) Odd seeing US Tweeters complain about near $4/gallon gas prices. In the UK we’re paying $10.16 and rising.
- RT (@brainpicker): “A traffic jam with green cars is still a traffic jam.” Bill Ford
It’s important that people have choices. They shouldn’t have to burn a gallon of gas to get a gallon of milk. Half of the trips that are taken everyday in America are within 20 minutes on a bike. A quarter of them are a 20 minute walk.
Have a weekend.