This week’s chatter: Advocacy, science, good ideas, great ideas and…
Bits of news, perspective, and what-not from the wider world
- Love science–the latest on how people walk (ACities) and elsewhere, why walking isn’t a crime (PPS) and why a long, slow walk might be better for you than a run (Health)
…where there is an environment that supports walking with access to multiple facilities residents walked much more.”
- Anyone in Traverse City think bike share is a good idea? It’s on the rise in Mid-west (Streetsblog) * My thoughts coming soon.
- TC DDA looks to technology for parking meters (UpNorthLive) Still charging too little…Speaking of Shoup, Freakonomics goes Shoupista themselves (F-Nomics)
- Here’s a good idea: Mayor of London’s $1-billion promise to bicycling (Gizmag) builds from previous success…The Tube:
The new network will see routes follow, and be named after, underground rail lines and bus routes in a bid to make routes and their eventual destinations familiar to all Londoners…“
- Not sure how I feel about Volvo’s bike/ped auto-brake detection system (Autos) Is this what it has come to? Why not just slow the down? For that matter, I feel same ambivalence for their outside windshield airbag (Zee News).
- What’s worse than talking on the phone while driving? Doing it while making a left (Atlantic) And, reminder, “‘Hands free’ not does mean ‘brains free.'”…and, yes, Americans are the worse (ACities)
- Might be of interest: Cars as dangerous to pregnant moms as drinking and smoking (NZ News)
- Around the country, bike lanes, even DIY bike lanes, are increasing business and profits (StreetsBLOG) and for the price of 1 lane mile, communities can have 600 miles of bike lanes….put that in your so-called user fee (MyWHaT)
- Here’s a cyclist’s take on Detroit’s Emergency Manager take over (M-Bike)
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