Monday, June 27, 2011

Transportation Policy in Some European Cities: Discourage Auto Traffic

From The New York Times:

Europe Stifles Drivers in Favor of Alternatives

Cities in Europe want to make car use expensive and just plain miserable enough to tilt drivers toward more environmentally friendly modes of transportation.

When Bikers Clash, the Tape Rolls -

From The New York Times:

SPOKES : When Bikers Clash, the Tape Rolls

Aided by cameras on helmets and handlebars, short clips of police stops, arguments and indignant commentary have been proliferating on the Web.

Monday, June 20, 2011

If You're Going to Drink Beer, You Might as Well Shed Calories at the Same Time.

Snapped by Charleston Moves Board member Tony Mark with his iPhone in Munich!

Look closely.  You can see the chainring under the guy with the blue shirt.

The good thing is none of the drinkers are steering.  The tour guide is up front steering this rig!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Increasing Auto Congestion: Culprit Early Deaths, Huge Shared Costs

A new study finds that traffic in the Charleston/North Charleston area will jump 32 percent in the first 30 years of this millennium. This, in turn, could lead to about two premature deaths each year and some $21 million in health care costs by 2030, the study estimates.
What does that say about how we transport ourselves?


Copenhagenization: It's become an almost standard way to describe a city that's working to make streets complete--to encourage bicycling and walking.  But in Copenhagen, Copehnagenization has made a problem.  But it's a point of pride, nonetheless.  Watch this!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Church Leadership Backs Ashley Crossing Coalition

The vestry of St. Andrews Church Mt. Pleasant has signed the resolution urging re-dedication of one lane over the Ashley River to people on foot and bicycles.
In its blog entry detailing reasons for the decision, social justice was high on the list, the acknowledgement that for many people who can't afford to drive cars, the absence of a safe crossing represents an injustice that should be corrected.
For more on the decision, click here to go to St. Andrew's Church blog.