Saturday, August 30, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
From the Wall Street Journal, 08.20.08:San Francisco Ponders: Could Bike Lanes Cause Pollution?
City Backpedals on a Cycling Plan After Mr. Anderson Goes to Court
New York is wooing cyclists with chartreuse bike lanes. Chicago is spending nearly $1 million for double-decker bicycle parking.
San Francisco can't even install new bike racks.
Blame Rob Anderson. At a time when most other cities are encouraging biking as green transport, the 65-year-old local gadfly has stymied cycling-support efforts here by arguing that urban bicycle boosting could actually be bad for the environment. That's put the brakes on everything from new bike lanes to bike racks while the city works on an environmental-impact report.
Cyclists say the irony is killing them--literally. At least four bikers have died and hundreds more have been injured in San Francisco since mid-2006, when Mr. Anders
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
The Reader team has always been interested in politics, and we use Reader (of course) to stay current on all the political happenings. As we were reading and sharing amongst ourselves, it got us thinking: what would happen if political newsmakers used Reader too?
Today we're announcing Google Power Readers in Politics: leading political journalists and both U.S. presidential campaigns using Reader to read and share news. You can read what they read, and see what's on their minds as they share and discuss news. Each participant has created a reading list with a feed you can subscribe to in Reader (or any other feed reader), and is also publishing shared items. Here's the list of participants:
- Obama and McCain campaigns
- Mike Allen, POLITICO
- Chuck DeFeo, Townhall
- John Dickerson, Slate
- Mark Halperin, TIME
- Arianna Huffington, The Huffington Post
- Ruth Marcus, Washington Post
- Jon Meacham, Newsweek
- Patrick Ruffini, The Next Right
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Disney’s perspective of driving in 1950. Goofy stars as a Jekyll and Hyde character, Mr. Walker/Mr. Wheeler. When he’s a pedestrian he’s mild-mannered and rational; when he’s a driver he’s mad and bad.
It’s amazing to see that the issues we faced over half a century ago haven’t gotten any better. Video posted by our friend Carlton Reid of QuickRelease.TV.