Today’s Headlines

  • Jan Gehl: “Cultures and climates differ all over the world, but people are the same. They will gather in public if you give them a good place to do it.”

    In my observation, this is correct. Perhaps the problem for most Americans is that you have to see it to believe it, and most haven’t seen it.

  • J. Mork

    This is pretty nifty, in the bus bulbs story:

    Albert Capsouto, co-chairperson of the committee, replied, “They’re trying to make it so difficult that no one wants to drive Downtown.”

    [Luis] Sanchez [Lower Manhattan borough commissioner for the city Department of Transportation] did not disagree.

    “If you provide the road, they will come,” he said. “We wanted to take the road away so that they wouldn’t come. We wanted to keep Broadway as free-flowing as possible.”

  • Listening to Obama’s announcement of LaHood. Beyond supporting mass transit and highway investment, major changes to our landscape, he has also helped beautify our landscape– for bikers and runners. … ((paraphrased))

    Um, well you know.