- NYCDOT – Bicycle Screenline Count
The 2010 cycling counts are in! For the fourth year in a row, New York has posted a double-digit percentage increase in commuter cycling, according to the Commuter Cycling Indicator. Commuter cycling more than doubled from 2006 to 2010.
- What Will Be the Fate of the Livable Communities Act? | Sustainable Cities Collective
The Livable Communities Act faces an uncertain future following the mid-term elections, with a more conservative and decidedly cost-conscious new Congress taking office in January. The bill, which would grant some $4 billion dollars to communities for comprehensive planning, passed in the Senate Banking Committee last August but has not been taken up by the full Senate, nor has it made any progress in the House. According to a source close to senator Chris Dodd (D-CT), the sponsor of the bill, time has all but run out and the bill will likely have to be reintroduced next year. If passed, the Act would fund plans that align transportation, housing, energy, and environmental policy goals – or simply, plans to shorten commutes and make houses more affordable, while decreasing dependence on cars and making communities more environmentally sustainable.
- Biking in NYC: Survivor — Bicycle Lanes – WSJ.com
I wish people would stop griping about the new dedicated bike lanes blossoming all over the city. So what if they hurt business, eliminate parking spaces and made me wait three times as long as it took, just a few days ago, to accomplish a left turn onto Columbus Avenue at 81st Street—the cab's meter running the whole time—because there appears to be one less lane for traffic of the motorized, four-wheeled sort?
- Alex Becker: Life After Sprawl: Why the Green Revolution Must Start in Suburbia
America has an overconsumption problem. We use too much oil purchased from countries which hate us to haul ourselves from point A to point B. We use too much coal to light homes which are too big and filled with too much stuff which we took out too much credit to buy.
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