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Investments and Dividends in the Future of Transportation + (Weekly Chatter)

Last night’s sprints, the 16″ wheel round, at the The Third Coast Bike Festival.

Weekly Chatter

Retweets

  • RT (chinzeDPT)@RecordEagle Just thought the tone of the article was rather pessimistic. Words like “impossible” and “maybe” tend to promote apathy….disagree that traffic calming on #TCDivSt is “nigh on impossible.” Just needs enough citizen support and anything can happen
  • RT (BikePortland) Learned last night that due to @aashtospeaks regs, ODOT designs roads for cars at 10 mph OVER the speed limit. Deadly by design.
  • MT (ccoletta) “It’s not just about the winners:”… What does it do for the entire community?
  • RT (dan_munz )The debt ceiling was not voting to spend money you don’t have. It was voting to spend money you voted to spend.
  • RT (pulmyears) USA should invade the USA and win the hearts & minds of the population by building roads, bridges & putting locals to work.

To Wrap

The [Martin Olav] Sabo Bridge did not need to look quite so beautiful or quite so spectacular. But, we just believe in doing that here in Minneapolis. The infrastrure should really be celebrated.” ~ R.T. Rybak, Mayor of the City of Minneapolis.
Please take note #TCMI, not the bridge per say, the beauty and creation of an attraction.
  1. Richard Miller
    August 13, 2011 at 10:46 am

    Re the Sabo (Minneapolis) Bridge vimeo below: a fine tribute, not just to the value in investing in alternate transportation infrastructure, but to the value of building infrastructure that inspires and excites, that goes beyond a minimum “buck,” basic utilitarian, solution. Traverse City take note: skimpy tunnels and industrial pedestrian bridges risk investment in building monuments to a vision of “penny wise, pound foolish.”

  2. Matt Ross
    August 14, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    What a great idea, build something people will go out of their way to use. We could do that here!

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