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.
- More on this sometime soon, for now, introducing the candidates (Record Eagle)
- Safe routes to school begins in kindergarten (Messengers in Denim) and the many dividends of bicycle infrastructure (Straight) include, for one thing, the creation of more jobs compared to other transportation investment (PERI) including, more small, local businesses to serve riders (MetroMedia)
- It’s not just safety in numbers, the infrastructure that increases numbers increases safety for all users (Planetizen) –> –>
- D-Town’s urban gardens get more positive press (M.D.) as well as D-Town’s Art and Bikes mash-up (D.I.A.)
- The next important D.C. deadline->Sept. 30th: will Washington move on a comprehensive transportation bill? (Dirt) and do the logically thing and raise the gas tax. Here is one option being considered via MAP-21 (PDF) or, perhaps, we go radical and tax per mile (CBS) and provide a nudge that each mile costs (NYTimes). Either-way, something needs to be done (MyWHaT) and the Government Accountability Office recommends a performance based, rate of return method for funding (GAO)
- 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.
“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.