Cartoon Tuesday: How Does a Drag Strip in Front of My Home Improve Safety?

This XtraNormal animation from the folks at StrongTowns expertly picks apart the logic underpinning car-centric street design and planning. I saw it and felt compelled to revive our weekly cartoon feature after an extended hiatus. It clocks in at more than eight minutes, which allows the sense of dread to creep up on you gradually. There’s also a shorter version if you have a YouTube-era attention span.

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Click through for this cartoon by Gary Varvel of The Indianapolis Star, referencing the now infamous tussle between John McCain and Paris Hilton. (And click here if you have no idea what we’re talking about.) While the ‘toon itself bears a ring of truth, the bigger irony may be that the presidential candidate who’s now […]

Cartoon Tuesday: Racing Down a Road to Nowhere?

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I’m guessing the speeding metaphor in this cartoon from Gary Varvel of the Indianapolis Star (click through for Pelosi’s quote) is not intended to critique spending stimulus dollars on highway expansion. But if you stick House Appropriations Chair David Obey in the driver’s seat, it makes for a rather pointed comment on the reckless approach […]