Some people just don’t know how to share, let alone bike-share. So what do we do about them?
Chicago’s 1st “greenway” becoming a reality out-front the office I work at.
Notice how the marking is close to the middle of the road than on other streets.Equality! and “pedal power!” (as the lady said when I gave her a thumbs up and took the pictures).
I have just finished a two-months period writing two articles that will appear soon.
It covers a state of the art, but, particularly, a dissection of some underlying myths in that vision (in a few words) and how these risks and misconceptions can lead to disillusionment:
- Operational efficiency of local governments as the main objective, confusing the city council with the whole city.
- Weak use of sustainability claims, without an overall understanding of environmental implications and with poor attention on some background knowledge from urban ecology.
- Useless simplification of urban complexity.
- Pretended neutrality of data.
- Depolitization of urban debates and social conflicts.
- Technological smugness and over-representation of technology means to address non-technological issues.
by Alberto Reyes
By Alberto Reyes
Symmetrical cycle chic.