The Cost of Bike Crashes is Escalating

There is a bit of silver lining this grim research-wad, however. And that’s that injury costs per mile ridden in the U.S. have dropped from $2.85 in 2001 to $2.35 in 2009. That basically means that miles ridden are increasing faster than costs due to injuries, says Gaither. http://bit.ly/2rZHCNp

ASLA Statement on President Trump’s 2018 Budget

The President’s recommendation to slash the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) by nearly 85 percent from current funding levels—from $400 million to $90 million—is devastating. Such a reduction decimates the nation’s most important conservation and outdoor recreation program that landscape architects access to plan and design community parks. http://bit.ly/2qXvhWG

The ‘100 Deadliest Days of Teen Driving’ in 2017 have begun

“What we know about teens is that they are not only a danger to themselves but to other people on the road. Your previous research actually showed that the vast majority of people that are injured and killed when a teen driver is behind the wheel is someone other than the teen.” http://bit.ly/2rzHxje

5 Ways U.S. Cities Can Fight Climate Change Without the Paris Accord

The now-more urgent question: What are the most powerful ways localities can act to make lasting reductions to their greenhouse gas emissions (GHG)? Here are five crucial policy buckets. (Rinse and repeat the first two in particular.) http://bit.ly/2rssXI6

 The Zen of Biking to Work

Perhaps Talking Heads frontman David Byrne said it best in his rumination on cycling in The Guardian: “Cycling can be lonely, but in a good way. It gives you a moment to breathe and think, and get away from what you’re working on.” Yes, even on your way to work. http://bit.ly/2qGTHmp

Air Travelers, Be Warned

Residents of nine states — Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Washington — may need to use a passport or some other government-approved identification unless their driver’s licenses are changed by next year.  http://bit.ly/2rA1FPY

The Invisible Bike Riders

We ought to take a serious look at the people in our communities—everyone—and ask what small steps we could take to make life a little easier for them. What would enable people to have a safer, cheaper commute? What would a bike-friendly town look like?http://bit.ly/2qMtenZ