Efforts like these protected bike lanes will help the streets function more effectively for its users, but more importantly enable a wider range of people to feel comfortable riding in the city. Cycling in New York City is currently regulated to a few small groups. If the city is hoping to create a culture that is similar to that of Portland, Seattle and hopefully Copenhagen, then the city is going to have to undertake construction and educational actions to help the average profile of the cyclist match the average profile of the New Yorker.
I read this post earlier today and since it resonates with how I have been feeling lately about work, craft and creating something lasting, I decided to post it here: These are the words and the stories I hear in the Brooklyn Bridge: enthusiasm, audacity, impossibility, and amazement. More importantly, I see a work of bare utility with a palpable sense of confidence, an equilibrium with nature, and a beauty that only grows with time. […]
I think we need to find methods of making quick work of our ideas; as long as those ideas deal with fundamental changes in the way our built environment is thought about, used and inhabited.