Archive for the 'opportunity knocks' Category
Some of my bikey friends may be interested in this lecture. An interesting article about the rather different environmental and social path the Danes are taking is here. The article notes that the Danish people are ranked as the happiest in the world.
– Erik Ryberg
The most amazing (and foreign) thing to me about the above video is when the Netherlands’s Prime Minister goes on TV and tells the country that they are going to have to change the way they’ve been doing things and quit driving so much, but that it can be done without excessive pain. I [...]Read More..>>
From the “Not all news is bad” Department, a great video taken from Cunningham’s piece in today’s NY Times (above), with Cunningham talking about Park Avenue’s weekly closures to motorized vehicles here.
I read this New York Times article yesterday about First Lady Michelle Obama’s successful campaign to persuade Wal Mart, Walgreens, and other retailers to provide healthier food choices and reduce the prevalence of “food deserts” in our communities. A food desert is an area where more than 500 people live further than one mile [...]Read More..>>
Riding my bike near the University yesterday I saw a guy ride by with a hand-printed sign attached to his bike that said “40$.” For a brief, horrible moment I thought I had missed the Bike Swap. I nearly fell off my bike in a panic attack.
I raced to Fourth Avenue and discovered [...]
I do not live in her district, but I have worked with Nancy Young Wright on bicycle issues and I found her to be extremely intelligent and thoughtful. I don’t know that she is a bicyclist, but she is very much interested in making her district and all of Tucson as bicycle-friendly as possible. [...]Read More..>>
After returning from court yesterday (see below) I discovered a Bike Advisory Subcommittee meeting convened outside my office door. They were looking at options to install bike lanes on Church Avenue.
Since I needed to go pick up my CSA share anyway I joined them for a block down Church, and spoke with [...]
A friend of mine just called me to ask if there are any easy, safe, fun bike rides he can do with his young daughter. He was wondering if the TNBR might be a good option, but apparently he went to my blog and read the recent posts about it and thought he should [...]Read More..>>
Check this out: Collin F, computer programmer and frequent TNBR participant, has created some kind of robot that downloads Tucson police information on some kind of RSS feed, searches it for its relevance to bicycles, and then puts the resulting report on twitter. It’s quite interesting.
He is also working on a map that shows [...]