Posted by Elly Blue (Columnist) on March 29th, 2010 at 8:30 am
– Sure, 2009 was no 2008, but in the U.S. we drove less, and walked, biked, and took the bus significantly more than in 2001.
– At the Los Angeles Streets Summit, NYC transpo commish Janette Sadik-Khan’s keynote speech produced some interesting perspectives.
– Much is often made of the dangers of teen driving—but it turns out that people over 75 are just as, if not more, dangerous behind the wheel.
– Every year or so, a new study shows that transportation costs make suburban and exurban housing less affordable than the real estate market would have it seem. Here’s the latest one.
– At one of the world’s largest environmental conferences, held in Eugene last week, bikes played a minor but notable role.
– Bicycles are making a comeback in China—where e-bikes are fast becoming the norm.
– In Daytona Beach, Florida an interesting dilemma arises over beach access—without beachfront parking, the only way locals who don’t live within walking distance of the water can access the beach is by driving. On the beach. Which is legal, even though people get run over.
– In Mumbai, India, monthly ciclovias may be mandated as part of the city’s pollution control efforts.
– A street video from a hundred years ago helps make the case for shared space, that is, less separation of modes.
– In Molalla, Oregon, a man stopped his car, got out, and beat up another man who shouted after him that he was driving too fast.
– Another road rage incident, this one over an Obama bumper sticker, has been making the news rounds.
– Streetsblog weighs in again on why language matters—and advocates against using the term “freak accident” to describe the all-too-predictable results of reckless driving (they’d also prefer to leave the terms “alternative transportation” and “avid cyclist” by the wayside).