Would you walk more if there were fewer highway expansions?..The Chatter
Bits of news, perspective, and what-not from the wider or the local world.
- Pure Michigan? What’s up with our declining well-being? (WSJ)
- Hey TC: You pay for these projects too…SEMCOG’s I-94/I-75 20th Century Expansion Plans (Huff) despite need to kick the habit (SBlog) apparently not getting the memo about our Our trillion-dollar dirty little secret (BC)
It’s time to recognize that we can’t maintain the roads we have now, and that continuing down the path of highway expansion is both unaffordable and unnecessary.”
- And, don’t believe the hype about job creation…(Better institutions)
- Yea, why isn’t all the talk of driverless vehicles focused on buses and transit? (ADish)…One urbanist sees a dystopia of sorts for the automatic machines (Switchboard)
- How far will you walk?…We can and do walk further than 1/4 mile, giving the right conditions (StrongTowns)
- Another study reveals how walking is cultural (AtlanticCities)…which reminds me, if you could sell walking, do you go where people already walk or where they don’t? Litman: Latent Demand and Complete Streets (Plantizen)…Why Complete Streets? Litman has the values on that, too (VTPI-PDF) and elsewhere, everywhere, Complete Streets is making places more prosperous (Momentum)
- One way to meet that latent demand: Make bicycling irresistible (ABikes)…and, remember, no spandex required (MW)
- Lansing gets smart bikes, dumb racks for its bike share program (CPulse)
- Finally caught up to the CNU great American grid debate (BetterCities)
We need to detach ourselves from the romance of the plan, and care about the romance of the place.”
Tweet of the Week:
The traffic camera that hunts you down…until it gets busted.
via How We Drive
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