Yes, the water is on at Clinch and other chatter
Enjoy the Cherry Festival…
…the only time of the year when critical mass occurs on Grandview
Bits of news, perspective, and what-not from the wider or the local world.
- Splash pads are really unpopular, but FYI–Clinch Park is open and raining (RE) And to paraphrase a friend, I’ve never seen so many people mingling about Clinch Park and the water wasn’t even on yet.
- 2 “vulnerable road user” bills have a chance to increasing penalties for Michigan drivers who harm people on foot or on bike (Modeshift) They are HB 4799 and HB 4792. This past week, MyWHaT asked readers to contact their rep about HB4866 (MW).
- In Oregon, a narrow streets law is moving forward that gives right-of-way to people on foot. (B-Port)
- Yet another bike share program launches (WGN) and MLUI describes Google’s access management program—money instead of parking (MLUI) while in Marin looks to car-share, telecommuting, and wi-fi to ease roadway demand. (Marinik)
When you take a thousand cars off the highway and put them in a parking lot, it decreases the delay on the highway, decreasing the cost. And because demand for that highway was relatively elastic, it increases the number of trips on that highway back to the sweet spot – back to the amount of delay most people are willing to deal with before picking another option.”
- Elsewhere, Park-and-Rides may not be all they cracked up to be (SBlog)
The Paradigms of Parking (Reinventing Parking)
- The small town: Ready made for investments (Street-Sense) and, where the great right-sizing needs to begin (PPS)
- Note about tax increases: When it pays for something valued, people don’t mind (StreetsBLOG)
This is not ideology. This is pragmatism. There is a huge cost issue. Walking, biking and taking transit costs less per kilometre, a lot less to pay for people getting around. And this is even before transportation costs rise, and let’s face it, they will. Resilient cities proactively plan for that, instead of waiting for the crisis.
Tweet of the week
Riding a bike in the U.S. The Dutch Perspective
Have a weekend–stay safe
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