here is this whole clamor for “solutions.” The idea is, if you’re...– James Howard Kunstler on Why Technology Won’t Save Us | Rolling Stone Full quote: I don’t like talking about “solutions.” I prefer talking about intelligent responses. My beef with the whole “solutions” thing comes from my travels around the country, talking on...
It’s not an announcement, it’s an invitation to a little internal...– Seth’s Blog: The theater of the mind
I want to make sure that our neighbors understand that we have to stand up, we...– Gang Violence Smolders On Hot Chicago Streets : NPR Goes for speeding as well.
Instead of calling them neighbors, we should instead say “they’re my...– Walk Appeal | Better! Cities & Towns Online
One crime a year, which is a couple minutes, (causes) the whole community to...– Reclaiming parks from gangs
14. Reclaim front yards as social spaces– Shareable: 25 Ways to Enliven Your Neighborhood I might move that up to #1
If we want to make streets safe and create cities for people not traffic, we...– Rachel Smith on creating safer streets (via thisbigcity)
There’s no doubt about it — they’re eyesores.– Downtown Minneapolis is seen as drowning in a sea of parking lots
There’s a thinking now that the public realm should be for people to be...– Gears of rhetoric ratchet up in San Francisco’s car-bike debate - latimes.com
The thing that gives parents the confidence to send their kids outside is seeing...– Unleash our kids - Salon.com
Childhood has become shrink wrapped.– Shareable: Playborhoods: Placemaking for Kids
We’ve convinced them their quality of life is directly related to the intensity...– Interview with Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett on the Power of Downtowns « The Dirt
I suppose I could create a website called the Pragmatic Pedaler but that really...– Reno Rambler: Reno Cycle Chic…and the Fascism of the Cycle Chic Movement I’d follow that blog.
Great things can certainly be achieved while wearing high heels, but never...– A critique of Cycle Chic | Taking the Lane
These children of ours are furry, they have four legs but we’re still...– Number of dog parks are on the rise - UPI.com
while economic growth often leads to more driving, the reverse does not happen —...– Fewer cars on the road won’t hurt the economy And, how high traffic volumes in front of your store may actually hurt business.
using government power to protect the interests of one business over another is...– Chicago Food Truck Ordinance Approved By City Council Committee
The great threat to American children isn’t from injuries suffered while...– Anchorage Bike Riders Need Bike Lanes, not Helmet Laws Couldn’t have been said better.
It’s no secret traffic engineers’ lives would be a lot easier if chickens would...– Why did the chicken cross the road? | A little feedback from a soft hit post
automobile transportation is so costly that it tends to make users selfish.– The Value of Transportation Enhancements; Or, Are Walking and Cycling Really Transportation? | Planetizen
the moment drivers note social activity on a street, it introduces intrigue and...– Reclaiming Our Streets: a Model for Social Change
This is Hangzhou Alleycat (by Laura Imkamp) (via The Bicycle as Symbol of China’s Transformation - Sherley Wetherhold - The Atlantic, where solving the last mile is explored.
The Egyptians have pyramids, the Chinese have a Great Wall, the British have...– Kenneth T. Jackson quoted in Why Americans Love Chain Stores: A Psychological Perspective So, if they are disappearing, what will replace them?
Walk friendly communities are the most desirable places to live, work, play, and...– Walk London Walk Raleigh Walk your city Walk Everywhere
People are not out in public spaces because they have to but because they love...– Jan Gehl quoted in The Rise and Fall and Rise of Great Public Spaces | Common Dreams
Behind any given launch, one will often find a mayor or party looking for a...– Bike-Share Schemes Shift Into High Gear Whatever motivates them, I suppose.
We are very good, but we want to be better,– In Denmark, Pedaling to Work on a Superhighway - NYTimes.com Definition of “to have a vision.”
All may park. All must pay.– All may park. All must pay. All should read. - The Washington Post
assault on the No. 1 traffic killer — speeding.– New York Expanding 20 M.P.H. ‘Slow Zones’ in Neighborhoods