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Suburban Ponzi Scheme, People In Conflict, Want Less Traffic Then Build Sidewalks (The Weekly Chatter)

Unfortunate title: Cycles vs. Cars (N. Express). Unfortunate because it perpetuates the notion, however subtle, that people aren’t involved. It is the human animal that is moving about on a bicycle or in an automobile; we have limitations and breaking points. Missing from the article is reference to the role of infrastructure design. These conflicts are not happening in a vacuum and, as it is quickly becoming a mantra, infrastructure is not neutral.

We Ride On

The issue also includes a story of an asinine harassment of someone on a bike by no other than officer Joseph Soffredine who ticketed the rider for impeding traffic (N.Express). Note: it is legal to ride two abreast (MVC) and it’s unclear what traffic was being impeded (MVC) other than the officer stalking them. How silly.

But, not quite as silly as the national news about the cyclist too sexy to ride a bike…back to the 19th century with this one (TreeHugger) –>

Weekly Chatter

The first generation of suburbia we built on savings and investment, but we built the second — and maintained the first — using debt. Unprecedented levels of debt. “

From the latter: Increasing sidewalk coverage on both sides of 30 percent of all streets to coverage on both sides of 70 percent of all streets was estimated to result in a 3.4 percent decrease in VMT and a 4.9 percent decrease in CO2.

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  1. james b
    June 17, 2011 at 11:13 am

    Good stuff in the weekly chatter.

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