All-Aboard! Gas Prices, Alternatives, And Complete Street Policies Are All Increasing (WC)
Tomorrow is the great compost giveaway in downtown Traverse City! Bring a shovel and elbow pads, it gets rough. Also, around 8am near the compost, Traverse City Parks and Recreation will be hosting a beach clean-up. Come help and we can talk about the Bayfront Plan. Then, at noon is the Earthday parade-line up at noon at Central Grade School. TART Trails also has a series of workbees.
- Higher Gas Prices = Search for Alternative Means (T4America) and just like 2008, bicycle shops rejoice (MPNnow)
- “The “transportation majority” is not what most people think.“-AMEN! (World Streets)
- What your public transportation service says about your community (RapidGrowth) It’s not that you get what you deserve, you get what you value (MLUI)–Go Benzie Bus! (FB)
- Complete Street Policies Rapidly Increasing (UrbanNetwork) –> –>
“The power of the Complete Streets movement is that it fundamentally redefines what a street is intended to do, what goals a transportation agency is going to meet, and how the community will spend its transportation money.”
- Add $30,000 to $50,000 to your home value-with sidewalks (BigCity) and widen those sidewalks to boost the economy (Walkonomics)
- How does one famous toursit destination handle automobiles? Park it ’em the edge (WorldTravel-Strasbourg)
“In order to encourage drivers to use public transport, several large car parks outside the centre charge low daily rates, which cover tram tickets for all passengers. More central car park charges are more expensive.”
- While some explore solar and wind to power traffic lights (SmartPlanet) the Dutch (of course) are putting solar panels on street surfaces, starting with bike lanes (TreeHugger)
- RT (jimbruckb) won’t see any township residents at the #BLA meetings – it’s free infrastructure for them while city residents pay -#sprawlincentive
- RT (BikeBikeYYC) Want a $5-6/hr raise? Get rid of your car. #yycbikehttp://fb.me/wWqzhjii
- RT (DanielPink) “Dear future generations: Please accept our apologies. We were rolling drunk on petroleum.” — Kurt Vonnegut
- RT (ccoletta) Pedestrian is a first class passenger. Good transit on a bad street becomes bad transit.
The Landscape of Oil: the amazing photographs by Edward Burtynsk
Have a Weekend!