Car Friendly Ketchup is Really All That Is Needed (The Weekly Chatter)
At the request of one of the MyWHaT underwriters, TART Trails, a reminder that Glenn Loomis will begin a Walking School Bus this Wednesday. For more information call or email Lee at 231.941.4300 or email@example.com.
- The high public cost of sprawl explained with one the premier sprawl models (Edmonton Journal) goes well with the history and manufacturing of the cul-de-sac (AtlanticCities) FYI: it had little to do with the “free-market.”
A lot of people feel that they want to live in a cul-de-sac, they feel like it’s a safer place to be. The reality is yes, you’re safer – if you never leave your cul-de-sac. But if you actually move around town like a normal person, your town as a whole is much more dangerous.”
- Chi-town connecting transit options with bike share (ChiTribune) while Cleveland goes Complete and Green (Cleveland)
- Motorists are pushed to DIY street treatments for respect in Portland (BikePortland) and in Toronto, they are in anger from crazy pedestrians? (Huff Post-CA) Hey, at least we now have car friendly ketchup (Fox)
- Another shocking reminder to avoid the door zone (Cyclelicious) and a reminder to motorists why people on bikes ride in the lane (BostonBiker)
Dear Motorists: I Don’t Ride With Your Convenience As My Top Priority
- Down in Detroit, M-Bike asks about the delay our car culture is causing people on bicycles and raises the issue of rolling stops (M-Bike)
- Long boards are a form of transportation too…well, not quite yet in Grand Haven (GH Tribune)
- And, is reality TV killing neighborhood gossip? (NewYork) In one small town, maybe not so much, but the tone certainly has changed (NYTimes)
- Walking to cure depression (YouTube)
- RT BCN: People who walk or bike spend more at retail establishments.
- RT RogerQuimbly: I’m starting to wonder what else Mr Albert so-called Einstein got wrong.
RT eahuber: Couples are 40% more likely to divorce if one partner has a commute > 45 minutes long. God, I love Harper’s Index.
@mkirschenbaum: “Always ask the next question.”
- RT jamesschwartz:
@lwh Good point. Every time a car driver is admitted to the hospital for a head injury, we should bill them if they weren’t wearing a helmet
This is fascinating: changing Detroit one inch at a time by selling a single inch at a time. Participants buy micro land for $1 a square inch & then turn on the creativity. By joining other investors they create microhoods like Hello World and Plymouth. (I think there are adaptions possible, perhaps short of actual purchasing, for local projects like the Bayfront Plan–how many inches are in Clinch Park?)
This TEDxDetroit talk by the creators explains it:
Have a weekend.