Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

Freeways, human-scale transit, & the economy

Expand Messages
  • Richard Risemberg
    Two excellent articles centered on bicycling and the economy: From Elly Blue, writing in Grist, comes Tearign down urban freeways to make room for a new
    Message 1 of 2 , Oct 24, 2011
    • 0 Attachment
      Two excellent articles centered on bicycling and the economy:

      From Elly Blue, writing in Grist, comes "Tearign down urban freeways
      to make room for a new bicycle economy," with plenty of hard numbers
      on the financial and civic futility of addressing congestion with
      freeways:

      http://www.planetizen.com/node/51910

      And from Jay Walljasper, writing for Planetizen, we have "The
      surprising rise of Minneapolis as a top bike town," examining how
      this frigid heartland city is moving from car-addiction to
      accommodating human-powered travel despite traumatic winters, sprawl,
      and recession (some intersections see more bike than car traffic, and
      have been rebuilt to reflect that):

      http://t.co/U7I7ZV54

      Regarding winter, I find it odd that people who will cross-country
      ski without a second thought, will think that cycling (with studded
      tires), a physiologically almost identical activity, is "impossible"
      in the same weather, wearing the same clothes....

      Must -reads for this week.

      Rick
      --
      Richard Risemberg
      http://www.bicyclefixation.com
      http://www.newcolonist.com
      http://www.rickrise.com







      [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    • Richard Risemberg
      Previous mail included wrong URL for the Elly Blue article--now corrected. Two excellent articles centered on bicycling and the economy: From Elly Blue,
      Message 2 of 2 , Oct 24, 2011
      • 0 Attachment
        Previous mail included wrong URL for the Elly Blue article--now
        corrected.

        Two excellent articles centered on bicycling and the economy:

        From Elly Blue, writing in Grist, comes "Tearign down urban freeways
        to make room for a new bicycle economy," with plenty of hard numbers
        on the financial and civic futility of addressing congestion with
        freeways:

        http://tinyurl.com/3sxgqoe

        And from Jay Walljasper, writing for Planetizen, we have "The
        surprising rise of Minneapolis as a top bike town," examining how
        this frigid heartland city is moving from car-addiction to
        accommodating human-powered travel despite traumatic winters, sprawl,
        and recession (some intersections see more bike than car traffic, and
        have been rebuilt to reflect that):

        http://t.co/U7I7ZV54

        Regarding winter, I find it odd that people who will cross-country
        ski without a second thought, will think that cycling (with studded
        tires), a physiologically almost identical activity, is "impossible"
        in the same weather, wearing the same clothes....

        Must -reads for this week.

        Rick

        --
        Richard Risemberg
        http://www.bicyclefixation.com
        http://www.newcolonist.com
        http://www.rickrise.com







        [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.