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Seen Around (Another) Town: Walking from Brooklyn to NYC across the historic Brooklyn Bridge

Seen Around (Another) Town: Walking from Brooklyn to NYC across the historic Brooklyn Bridge

Seen Around, Another Town:
I’m always on the lookout for cool and interesting bike infrastructure when exploring cities. I came this bike corral in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighbourhood recently.
The car-shaped corral occupies what would traditionally be space for one car to park in. It provides space for up to twenty bikes. 
However, despite its clever and efficient design the corral has some limitations compared with other designs:

Seattle’s Department of Transportation has started installing on-street bike corrals that are easier to use, more versatile and expandable, and cost just a third as much as the ones they had been using.  (Seattle Bike Blog)

Seen Around, Another Town:

I’m always on the lookout for cool and interesting bike infrastructure when exploring cities. I came this bike corral in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighbourhood recently.

The car-shaped corral occupies what would traditionally be space for one car to park in. It provides space for up to twenty bikes. 

However, despite its clever and efficient design the corral has some limitations compared with other designs:

Seattle’s Department of Transportation has started installing on-street bike corrals that are easier to use, more versatile and expandable, and cost just a third as much as the ones they had been using.  (Seattle Bike Blog)
If you build a city that is great for an eight-year-old and for an 80-year-old, then you build a city that is going to be great for everybody. They’re like an indicator species. We need to stop building cities as if everybody in them is 30 years old and athletic.

Gil Penalosa, the "pied piper for sustainable transportation," quoted in a Globe & Mail profile. 

Photo: The Atlantic Cities

Seen Around Town: A pop can wall down at the new sustainability park outside Science World

Seen Around Town: A pop can wall down at the new sustainability park outside Science World

Seen around town: Fall showing its colours on East Hastings Street

Seen around town: Fall showing its colours on East Hastings Street

Bikes and balloons: A shot from the streets of Amsterdam

Bikes and balloons: A shot from the streets of Amsterdam

Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day!

An image from an ad that caught my eye… human systems

An image from an ad that caught my eye… human systems

Seen around town: A cluster of crocuses along the sidewalk this morning. Spring is on its way.

Seen around town: A cluster of crocuses along the sidewalk this morning. Spring is on its way.

Seen around town: BC Place stadium all lit up for the season
A merry Ho Ho Ho to you and yours!

Seen around town: BC Place stadium all lit up for the season

A merry Ho Ho Ho to you and yours!