Weekend links: Calm traffic to improve your life
Photo by Open Up My Head on Flickr.
Slow down to speed up:
On a mountain stretch of I-70, Colorado discovered they can move cars faster
if, paradoxically, they force them to move slower. (Slate)
Calm circles for Arlington?:
Arlington will vote today on 3 roundabouts
for traffic calming. One opposed resident says drivers shouldn't be "punished" for 5% of speeders, though county data show it's actually 48% who speed. (ARLnow)
Elevator problems plague NYC:
New York's subway suffers its own escaltor and elevator problems, too. In fact, the elevator at Flushing Avenue is broken 91% of the time
Bike the Big Easy:
Since Katrina, New Orleans has enjoyed an increase in cycling
. Many reconstructed roads now include bike lanes and the city's flatness and close neighborhoods make the geography perfect for cycling. (BusinessWeek)
MoCo requires a bike sharing station:
The county's planning board approved a Silver Spring project, provided the developer includes a bike-sharing station
. (Gazette) ... CaBi is the obvious choice, but there are no other CaBi stations to ride to in Silver Spring.
Reconsider your commute:
Driving 38 miles to and from work each day may not be "too bad" at first glance, but a commuting couple will end up spending $125,000 over ten years
for the "privilege" of doing so. (Lifehacker)
Gov. Brown makes streets more dangerous:
California's governor vetoed a bill
requiring drivings to pass cyclists either with 3 feet of space, or closer if they're moving very slowly. His logic for the veto makes little sense. (Streetsblog)
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