Posted by Elly Blue (Columnist) on October 12th, 2009 at 8:00 am
It’s Monday morning, time for the news:
– Worldchanging sees the Nobel’s committee choice in its Peace Prize as intended to pressure Obama to move forward on climate issues.
– The LA Times is on the scent of a new trend — kids who aren’t interested in cars. The bad news is that this is in part due to social media making it seem less necessary to go out and meet people.
– The mainstream media is starting to rethink the future of the suburbs, and it doesn’t look good.
– Here’s a chart that breaks down the percentage of drive-alone trips by state.
– In Dallas, enforcement of the city’s all-ages helmet law was halted for several months during a legal skirmish about its constitutionality, but police have launched an appeal and begun ticketing the non-helmeted again.
– The man who was tackled by a New York City cop during Critical Mass last year is now filing a $1.5 million civil suit against the police department.
– A nine year old in Missoula, Montana spearheaded a successful lobby for a new bike/walking trail in her neighborhood.
– The Dutch bike parking congestion crisis continues.
– Samoan roads recently changed over to driving-on-the-left; but bus doors are still on the right, putting most of the transit fleet out of service as bus owners appeal for state funding.
– Bike parking that also serves as an on-street planter. Nice.
– And finally — a short movie about the most recent Critical Mass ride in Budapest, with twenty thousand participating: