Found Online September 2010
Found Online is a collection of links to interesting articles and items we come across online. Most of these are also posted to our Facebook page (be sure to like our page) as we find them and are put here about once a month.
- The Gutter Bunny: A Sad Story – Bicycling Sonoma – The Press Democrat – Santa Rosa, CA – Archive
Cute story, but a great lesson in street riding. Don’t be a gutter bunny!
Streetsblog.net » Our Car-Based Environments Are Making Us Sick
More arguments for passing Complete Streets at the local level where we do most of our driving. http://driftlessbicycle.org/completestreets/
Streetfilms | The Taming and Reclaiming of Prospect Park West
The positive effects of bike lanes, slower traffic, improved safety for pedestrians and nicer neighborhoods.
- GOOD.is | Transparency: The Rise of Walking and Biking (Raw Image)
Here’s a great graphic that shows the correlation between DOT spending on bike and pedestrian projects and the increase in trips by biking and walking.
Transportation For America » Livability in rural and small town America
This great series shows that livability is not just for big metro areas. Be sure to check out the community profiles.
- Joyride: Bicycling Our Way to Safe and Splendid Communities
“Car-centric building is simply too expensive — for ourselves, our planet and our communities. We can’t afford our obesity epidemic or the climate-changing pollutants we send into the air and our lungs. And we can’t afford car-centric sprawl and its many miles of asphalt, where roads separate instead of connect us — where we live in one place, work in another and drive everywhere (including the gym to pedal a machine that goes nowhere).”
- FedEx Paris | FedEx Multimedia Center
Very interesting video of FedEx trikes delivering in Paris. Note the productivity increases they are seeing using these rather than trucks.
Road Rights- Keep Your Cool
Sensible article on how to interact with police, even when they are wrong. If this happens to you, be sure to let the DRBC know and try to give us details including the officers names involved.
Downtown: The Madison Story – Madison Magazine – September 2010
“A 2002 survey by the National Association of Realtors and National Association of Home Builders found that a nearby bikeway was ranked “the second most important neighborhood amenity” for homebuyers… So we can drive merrily along and assume our transportation problems will somehow work themselves out after congesti…on creates total gridlock. Or we can have some foresight. “
- Thoughtful leadership and marketing: Can’t we all just share the road and get along?
An local rider Ralph Heath talks about the difference between riding in France and here.
Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space: (Road) Dieting is good for you and more specific car dieting op
The traditional focus of only focusing on throughput of cars results in dangerous streets for not only pedestrians and bicyclists, but also for drivers of cars.
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