Cold medicine DUIIs, crossing party lines, bike lanes and architecture, dying suburbs, stadium congestion, helmet cams, and love, today.
Thanks to all the readers who sent in tips about items in this week’s news roundup.
– A bill up in front of the Oregon House would add prescription or over the counter medications to the list of intoxicants under the debilitating influence of which it would be illegal to drive.
– Suburbs are dying, says Time Magazine. Do we just let them go, or can they be saved through redevelopment?
– A Fox News reporter mounts a camera to his bike helmet to document the dangerous driving behavior people subject him to on his daily commute.
– An L.A. blogger opines on why bicycling should be supported — and funded — by Democrats and Republicans alike.
– A coalition of Connecticut environment and transportation groups has called for congestion pricing as a way to meet the state’s greenhouse gas emissions goals.
– The San Francisco chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has recognized the SF Bike Coalition a Special Achievement Award for their work “developing more livable spaces for all.”
– Last but not least, this upbeat song about what better than love, set to footage of heavy Amsterdam bike traffic, made my rainy day.
What else is out there? Leave your clips, quotes, and comments below.
Elly Blue has been writing about bicycling and carfree issues for BikePortland.org since 2006. Find her at http://takingthelane.com