Chatter: The big bridge returns, bike share option, sprawl’s irony…
Bits of news, perspective, and what-not from the wider and/or the local world.
While NYC has the Subway/CitiBike Derby (NYTimes), MyWHaT started the week looking at the possibility of TC Bike Share. It’s a thought, a challenge, but possible (MW). A start-up based out of Ann Arbor —A2B Bikeshare— aims to lower bike share costs. TC might want to keep an eye on Lansing’s Capital Community Bike Share (CGM) who is considering giving the Smart Bike/Dumb Rack system a whirl (LMB)
- Sprawl Watch: This week the County Road Commission and the County Board met to reawaken the once closed debate of Hartman-Hammond Bridge, a controversial $17-$50 million dollar project (RE). In the meantime, the County is actually considering forfeiting $3 million in state funds slated to replace the Cass St. bridge after the Boardman Dam is removed, a project they had already approved. New to town? A little background on the H-H Bridge (MLUI-Archives).
- TCFF kicks off the Bijou by the Bay fund drive (Support it!)…related, TC will cut the ribbon to the new Clinch Park on June 25th at 11-am (City)
- Loving your bike that loves you back (BikeFacey) –>
- If it was the end of the world, I’d still trust my bike—Hater’s gonna hate (WSJ) and the question is raised: “Is Bicycling Partisan?” (StreetsMN)
- Sprawl’s irony (Livability)
Gruen tried to bring the downtown to the suburbs….had the whole community been built as planned, there would likely have been a lot less retrofitting needed in our great American sprawl.”
- The walking biking advantage for businesse$ (Plantizen)
- Small is criminal: More housing restrictions based on large assumptions (NextCity) while tiny homes continue to become cooler and cooler (Good)
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