Park Personalities, Dangerous Lists, Cargo Bikes for Tots and More
- A list Traverse City didn’t make (CNN) but the region celebrated another milestone under the sleeping bear (MyNorth)
- The Trust for Public Land wants to know: what’s your park personality? (TBL) Myself? An urban adventurer.
- It’s been asked “how much is a human life worth?” EPA has an answer (Grist)
- Nope, Michigan is not the most dangerous place to be a pedestrian (NYTimes) We’re not the safest either (MyLive) while in Barcelona it is found that a Bike sharing program saves lives (BMJ) Summary of report (Good)
- While the connection between bicycles and transit are more closely linked by fed policy (MI-CS) the girls at BooksforWalls project sent in this connection: Cycling for libraires (CFL)
“Interestingly enough, especially public libraries also share a political history with bicycles. Both have been important tools in the emancipation processes of the labour force, women and other oppressed groups. They are the tools of equality.”
- Cargo bikes not just for adults anymore! (The Grid) Will a parent in #TCMI please purchase one of these? (Copenhagenize) –>
- Interesting idea from Brazil: 15% of traffic fines directed towards bicycling programs (The Next City) and seven ways to make driving more safe for everyone (WSJ)
- Why? Oh, why? (Politico)
- This writer sees the American Society of Civil Engineers as “pretending it is 1952″ (New Urban Network) (Plenty of informative links)
“Sixty years of unproductive infrastructure spending later, we are awash in maintenance liabilities with no money to pay for them.”
- RT jimbruckb: You can get to the most beautiful place in the country from Traverse City on BATA’s Village Connectors for $3 #carfreeTC #MItransworks
- RT chinzeDPT: Picked up a sweet old school huffy cruiser for $5 this am at the restore #score
- RT apbp: FHWA Administrator Victor Mendez says livability means safe choices in how you travel whether in urban, rural or suburban setting.
- RT tomvanderbilt: On that last note, only in America do people drive to soup kitchens.
RT DuncansCityRide:Maybe we should rename Rush Hour… something like “Everybody’s-leaving-work-at-the-same-time-and-it’s-gonna-be-busy-so-fucking-chill Hour”
Rough week…seeking solitude.
Photo by YIM Hafiz