#TCDivSt on Agenda, Slow Bicycling, Better Streets, Tanks (The Weekly Chatter)
TC Division St. Back On Agenda
Some of you might recall the observational walk of Traverse City’s Division St. You might also recall the public hub-bub over the same street when the City hired traffic engineer Ian Lockwood to offer his services. Monday night the City Commission will hold a study session to review the latest recommendations (PlanforTC)coming out of a citizen led steering committee. A lot of the recommendations came from a list of more immediate recommendations published here last year.
The City Commission needs to hear your support for bold action on these items.
Please send an email of support or come Monday night.
- Michigan continues to lead in complete street policies, now with another ordinance (MICS)
- With all the e coli warnings, an urban park that treats the storm water sounds useful (Now)
- Why are playgrounds so dang boring? (Play Enthusiast)
- City planning needs to embrace story telling (Planning Commission Journal) In 1996, Portland kicked it into gear with a great master plan (Planetizen)
“The city’s reputation only started to expand nationally following a 1996 master plan that jump started the city’s bicycle infrastructure expansion. Overall bicycle mode share has increased 275% since then, and today reaches 20% in some of the city’s inner neighborhoods.“
- Dedicated to Old Town: How to take back your street: Better Block Projects (Shareable) –> –>
- The slow bicycle movement: no sweat, no lycra, more safe (Reuters) and why bicycle culture may require a mind-shift and why it’d be better (NYTimes). And, just as a reminder: fat people are also bicycle advocates (Shameless)
- Like the debt ceiling debate, expect the grown-ups leave the room over the gas tax debate (Politico) Also, don’t expect facts to get in the way of stupid decisions (Economist).
- And, what should be a city’s design priority? The pedestrian is the design imperative. (Dom’s Plan B)
- Energy discussion: We don’t have a shortage of energy, we have a shortage of perspective (Chris Martenson)
- RT (paulcarr)The US should just claim it’s been the victim of identity theft.
- RT (WalkableDFW) Amazing how quickly plans in the wrong hands quickly devolve.
- RT (MIBicyclists) Sad way to start the day. Yet another Michigan cycling tragedy. Saginaw man hit on bicycle dies
- RT (lutzfernandez) “To ride in a car would be madness…to be separated from what’s around you by a pane of glass would be to miss–everything.” – A. Bourdain
- RT (ohaijoe) Road rage is so 90s.
Not recommended at home…The mayor of the small Lithuania city Vilnius, Mayor A.Zuokas, takes care of illegally parked cars with…a tank. This was staged for a Swedish show ”99 things to do before you die.” We have 4 months to find a tank before Mayor Chris Bzdok leaves office.