Orange County Register columnist Gordon Dillow tells cyclists to get off the road for our own good. "Regardless of who is at fault in a car vs. bike collision, it's the bicyclist who's going to suffer, physically at least. No 25-pound bike is ever going to win in a collision with a 4,000-pound car – and yet we persist in trying to mix heavy, high-speed motor vehicles with light, low-speed bikes on high-volume, relatively high-speed roads."
Here's something that's been on my to-do list for years: The Activist's Toolkit. Thank you to the Michigan Land Use Institute for saving me the effort and for doing a wonderful job! If you're interesting in cycling advocacy, read this toolkit.
- "For every dollar a family thinks it saves in monthly housing costs by moving to the far outer suburbs, it spends nearly a dollar more in transportation costs." Mode Shift.
- "Researchers found that men who lived in more walkable neighborhoods tended to show fewer depression symptoms than men from less walker-friendly areas." MSNBC.
- There's lazy, and then there's Las Vegas lazy. "It was all the walking," 27-year-old Simon Lezama said on his rented electric wheelchair. Lezama, a trim and fit-looking restaurant manager from Odessa, Texas, rented it on day three of his five-day vacation, "and now I can drink and drive, be responsible and save my feet." Found via Two Thirds.