Weekly Chatter: It’s May, what are you going to do about it?
Bits of news, perspective, and what-not from the wider world.
- Ticker gives Clinch Park redo a once over (T) and the comments section doesn’t fail to entertain.
- Everyday bicycling: Bicycling and makeup, are they compatible? (Let’sRideaBike)
- Street vending’s beneficial history in American history (VendorAID) NOTE: Monday night the TC City Commission is set to vote on a street food ordinance (TC) –>
- You want a shared road? The Dutch will give you a shared road (NYTimes) and in the future American city, children won’t learn to jump in fear because of traffic (Atlantic)
Cars destroyed much of a city’s quality of life, but also freed people from the city. However, cars also enslaved people because the suburbs made it impossible to live without one.
What’s to be done about it?
- One fellow blogger has rekindled purpose putting body to action in a better block project (BlackUrbanist), others are crowd-funding public space projects (USAToday) and in Detroit, a placemaking manifesto of sorts, You have the right to Contribute (PPS)
The world is ready to change, and it will do so not in one great shift, but in a billion little actions.
What ideas do you have to fix-up your street?
Some random ideas: Clean dirty signs, plant seed bombs, take over a tree lawn, adopt a bus stop, draw a hopscotch court through an intersection, count traffic and speed, enlist traffic calming penguin deputies…
Or, …. plant something in a pothole:
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