Today’s Headlines

  • Car Sales Hit 25-Year Low in October (NYT)
  • Bloomberg Signs Term Limits Extension Into Law (NYT, News, Post)
  • Forest Hills Man Demands More Speed Bumps After Car Injures His Mother (News)
  • When Will Oil Production Peak? Within 10 Years, Say Most Geologists (Grist)
  • Shippers Rediscover Erie Canal as Trucking Costs Rise (NYT)
  • Dean Skelos Doesn’t Return TSTC’s Transpo Questionnaire; Challenger Roy Simon Does (MTR)
  • Will More Bikes on the Road Weaken Stereotypes About Cyclists? (Switchboard)
  • Bike Advocate at Odds With BRT Plans in San Francisco (SF Bike Blog)
  • Halloween on the Subway (SubwayBlogger)
  • From the Switchboard article:
    I would say considering all motorists as Pedestrian-hating Scofflaws, keeps you alive as a ped or a biker.

  • Car Free Nation

    Interesting that the NYT article on reduced car sales talks only about the economy and credit. Perhaps, and I know I’m reaching here, more young people are deciding for a car-free lifestyle.

  • Peter

    Those shippers should get their goods though the Canal quick. It shuts down for the season (i.e. they need to raise the moving dams on the Mohawk River to prevent ice damage) on the Nov. 15th.

  • Andy B from Jersey

    Wow!! That story about the Erie Canal was great. It’s cool to hear industry rediscovering it but I also did know that it had been nearly forgotten about by industry in the first place.

    I never realized how efficient it was to move goods “over ground” using a canal. I guess I shouldn’t be a surprised since river barges are still a highly viable means of shipping in Europe where fuel is very expensive.

  • Andy B from Jersey

    but I also did *NOT* know that it had been nearly forgotten about by industry in the first place.