Why Do On Friday What You Can Do On Sunday, The Weekly Chatter
The end of the week round-up is a little late, but as the saying goes…
…it’s ok to slow down.
- Monday night’s city commission is intriguing: budget time. Will your values be represented? The mayor has a robust introduction over at his blog. (Plan for TC)
- While NYC has difficulties with its bike share program (NYTimes) Hangzhou, China has over 50,000 bicycles in their popular system (Care2) and it makes sense: Bicycles = better cities and places (The Big City) yet, some cities just can’t seem to transition (The Guardian).
“The most vital element for the future of our cities is that the bicycle is an instrument of experiential understanding.”
- How many energy slaves would it take to power your house on a generator powered by cyclists? (Alternet)
- Yup, Michigan. One of the most gas dependent (New Urban Network)
- If we can’t afford to fix them, we can’t afford to build them (Transportation Nation) We are seriously in need of some priorities (Smart Growth America).
- RT CycleAdagio The worst result of a vehicular cycling culture is the bike being classified, by law, as a vehicle. A bike is not a vehicle.
- RT jamesschwartz Strictly following our existing road laws on a bike can be dangerous. I use common sense over the law in certain situations #bikeTO
- RT jamesschwartz On the water, the smaller vessel has the right of way. Larger vessels are accountable for their actions. Not a bad model, huh? #bikeTO
- RT StrongTowns Billy Hattaway: Engineers have equated meeting the standards with providing safety. This is not true. #CNU19
- RT StrongTowns Billy Hattaway: AASHTO standards are not based on safety but on how to keep traffic moving in the system. #CNU19 Speed Kills
- RT StrongTownsBill Hattaway: AASHTO Green book says we should “use as high a design speed as possible” in our designs. #CNU19 Outdated, utter insanity.
This sent in from the festivities in Old Town this coming weekend to celebrate what is true to be another successful Smart Commute Week.