|On the radio today - via Twitter|
|Cycles of optimism, in the lull after the First Boom|
April 2nd, 1902
|And again - but wrong on "rights" it turned out|
May 31st, 1919
|Teaser on the front page today|
|We are failing badly on walking and biking|
(June Our Salem 2019 indicators)
|More is possible!|
|Lukewarm participation at the City of Salem (Mid-May 2019)|
- Curtail lawn and driveway zoning
- End free parking and mandated parking minimums
- End the gentleman's wink-and-nod for everyday speeding, and enforce speed limits
- Lower posted speeds in urban environments
- Design streets for actual posted speeds, not engineer them to forgive and induce speeding
- Subsidize bikes and e-bikes instead of gas and cars
- Provide better bike parking, lockers, and showers; readjust commuter benefits away from cars to incent walk, bike, and bus
- Don't make drivers licenses the gateway to so many things
- Raise the gas tax
- Improve the quality of existing bike lanes, upgrade standards on new ones
- Price road access with tolling and decongestion pricing
- "Overestimating our Collective Virtue: Carrots Only don't Work; Sticks also Necessary"
- "Causes of Downtown Struggle: Insuffient Free Parking or Loss of Residences?"
- "The 2009 Blueprint for Better Biking: Revisiting after a Full Decade"
- "Police Publish Video on How to Speed Without a Ticket"
- "Police Surprised at Amount of Speeding"
- "The Laws for Compulsory Autoism at The Atlantic"
- "With Marion Car Park's Demolition, let's Revisit Otto J. Wilson's Garage"
* It looks like the folks are still logging trips on the old Love to Ride Platform, and there may be dueling platforms and diluted participation this year. Inertia with a still-functional platform is also a barrier to adoption of a new platform. At some point, encouragement contests can also become a pain the in the butt and are no longer effective. Like how many times do you want to register and reregister? There was definitely fatigue visible in the old Bike Commute Challenge participation. We'll see what happens, I guess. Right-pricing parking is a stronger and more durable inducement than a new encouragement contest.