More than 40 states have failed to adopted a series of common-sense laws that advocates say would prevent many of the most easily avoidable crash deaths — and that reluctance to do the bare minimum doesn't bode well for those states' potential to more comprehensively reimagine their approaches to traffic safety.
The U.S. needs a new place-based transportation policy focusing on sustainability and climate change. (Urban Institute) Melting permafrost will damage thousands of miles of roads. (Jalopnik) Shaming drivers is pointless as long as streets are dangerous for biking and carmakers keep selling ever-larger SUVs. (Treehugger) Bike mechanics are petitioning Walmart to stop selling crappy bikes […]
This week we’re joined by Shannon Mattern, professor of anthropology at the New School for Social Research, who talks with us about her new book, "A City is Not a Computer: Other Urban Intelligences." We discuss the ideas of smartness versus wisdom, maintenance as a way of absorbing information, and the city as a processing machine.