friesframe: Copenhagen: City of Cyclists

Just bombarding you with good things from my Google Reader today.

Richard Fries (yes, THE Richard Fries) is in Copenhagen for Worlds and writes about the bike culture of the city and the mentality of the planners.

There is no expressway, parkway or highway in the center of Copenhagen. These planners looked around the world and realized that widening highways to alleviate car congestion is akin to punching more holes in your belt to alleviate obesity.

(via friesframe: Copenhagen: City of Cyclists.)

Florida Again Found Most Dangerous Place for Pedestrians –

We all know this, but FLORIDA SUCKS.

“So much of Florida has been built up so quickly in that era of the automobile-oriented design; it’s this sort of the boomer phenomenon,” said David Goldberg…

Tom Vanderbilt talks about Florida’s road design in Traffic quite a bit.  And if you haven’t read that book, you should.

(via Florida Again Found Most Dangerous Place for Pedestrians –