Today’s Transport –
Today’s extra miles come via a trip to the dentist and the bank.
I read a few interesting bits on the internets today.
First a vehicular cyclist perhaps rightly argues against more bicycle related facilities by pointing out that “if we work hard at it, we can probably increase the relative numbers of cyclists on our streets from practically none to hardly any."
A report titled Driving and the Built Environment: The Effects of Compact Development on Motorized Travel, Energy Use, and CO2 Emissions was released today.
Impetus for Study: "A key question of interest is to what extent developing more compactly would reduce VMT and make alternative modes of travel (e.g., transit, walking) more feasible. The study is focused on metropolitan areas and on personal travel, the primary vectors through which policy changes that encourage more compact development should have the greatest effect."
People who like reading this sort of thing will enjoy reading this sort of thing.
I read, enjoyed, commented and became intrigued by this post from the Twin City Sidewalks blog: Death by a Thousand Curb Cuts.