Suburbia Retrofit, Emotional Infrastructure And Jimmy’s Return (The Weekly Chatter)
I need to rest up for Saturday’s litany of activities.
- Who killed the American walker? (The Urban Country)
- TC gets a bike swap and a block party (The Ticker)
- Investing in a little emotional infrastructure (Infrastructurist)
- Complete Roads? No, it is Complete Streets, stupid! (Strong Towns)
- Suburbia may be a disaster (Dom’s) or the next best thing for some (Oakland, MI) but either way it is getting a retrofit in places like Grand Rapids, yes, even you 28th Street (Rapid Growth Media) –> and suburban utopia Levittown, NY is even an example of possible suburbia transformations (Big Think).
- RT (WalkableDFW) bike helmets don’t increase safety. safe roads/bike infrastructure does.
- RT (YuriArtibise) Generations do differ, but less because people differ than because opportunities do. -Clay Shirky, CognitiveSurplus
- RT(bikehugger) A friend is protesting the sell-out corporatization of riding your bike, by driving during Bike to Work week. No schwag from tents for him.
- RT (PPS_Placemaking) Place matters anywhere in the world. Place is predictive of behavior & the future of the people that live there. @SimsRon of HUD
- RT (ccoletta) I’ve worked @ Ford 30 yrs & we’ve worried abt how to sell more cars. Now I worry abt this: What if all we do is sell more cars?-Bill Ford
Gas Prices: With political talk running on oil and getting no where (Grist) you’d think reducing our personal gasoline bill should make sense (Raise the Hammer). Yet, unfortunately, most Americans just aren’t wired for behavioral change (Time) and instead look to some higher calling to do something about it (Triple Pundit). Why? Well, for starters we simply keep getting reminded of it because guys like Jimmy MacMillan are getting paid to say it. Are “Gasoline is too damn high?” Whatever wing-nut.