Thank you, Ryan North of Dinosaur Comics, for this righteous and oddly poignant look at the dangers — and drudgery — caused by auto-centric urban design. Bravo, sir. You should get an honorary urban planning degree for this.
Editor’s note: With bike tolls being a hot topic recently, Streetsblog cartoonist, transportation engineer, and Loeb Fellow Ian Lockwood was inspired to submit two items for this installment of Cartoon Tuesday. Ian writes of the second toon: I kept thinking about the bike toll issue and came up with this cartoon. It’s strange how motorists […]
Editor’s note: Streetsblog is reviving Cartoon Tuesday and featuring the work of Ian Lockwood, a practicing transportation engineer and a Loeb Fellow at Harvard University, on a semi-regular basis. Enjoy.
This November ‘toon from Ward Sutton, who skewers conventional editorial cartooning for The Onion, hits all the notes — the myth of cyclist privilege, the disparity between the amount of space allotted to cars vs. other modes, and the waste and helplessness that comes with sitting in traffic. The coup de grâce of Sutton’s “Kelly” […]
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. […]
Sometimes it takes an outsider’s perspective to see things clearly. So what would an extra-terrestrial think of humankind’s dependence on fossil fuels? In light of the devastation being unleashed off the shores of the Gulf states, cartoonist and recent Pulitzer recipient Mark Fiore files this brilliant summation of the absurdly self-destructive lengths we earthlings go […]