Weekly chatter: Late Saturday edition
Saturday afternoon addition of a quick and dirty assortment of links from the browser tabs.
Bits of news, perspective, and what-not from the urbanist world
• Yes, paint is cheap, but don’t stop there America (Copenhagenize)
• Transferring mileage benefits to the bike (Urban Country)
• Shoup is right: Cars typically parked 95% of the day (Reinventing Parking) Some cities are looking to tax the lot out of them (Governing)
• A skeptic of the rush to fix infrastructure (Reuters)
Perhaps the infrastructure pie should be sliced a little thinner so we can ask more precise questions about it. Was some infrastructure overbuilt and not deserving of repair today just because it exists? Does every infrastructure “need” demand a flotilla of dollars from Washington? Must we rescue every aging bridge in rapidly depopulating states like Michigan?
• Related interest: Short History of the Gas tax (WaPO)
• Trees as infrastructure with real ROI (Next City) Looking to calculate your urban forest ROI? Use ITree (IT) …So, what U.S. cities have the best urban forest? (American Forests)
• Like trees, parks have a direct ROI…yet, no one wants to pay for them and cities keep cutting them (Next City) Perhaps a system metaphor will help (Planetizen)
Have a weekend! (What’s left)
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