Ideas, inspirations and discussionson creating better, smarter cities

Getting to 2100

Getting to 2100 Blog

RAIN, BIKES AND AUTOMOBILES  

Today was the first sock-soaker of the year—despite wearing rainpants and a hooded raincoat, I squished-squished as I walked into my first stop of the day. Despite the rain, there was a steady stream (pun!) of people cycling across the Hawthorne Bridge. By the time I got there around 8:30 am, the bike counter had registered 1986 that day already. Not quite the numbers of summer when almost 3000 riders would have crossed by that time of morning but a good showing for a dark, very wet day in October.

 

Read More »

How Exercise Can Boost Young Brains – NYTimes.com

  “Encourage young boys and girls to run, jump, squeal, hop and chase after each other or after erratically kicked balls, and you substantially improve their ability to think, according to the most ambitious study ever conducted of physical activity and cognitive performance in children. The results underscore, yet again, the importance of physical activity […]

Read More »

A Strong Argument Against Climate Despair

Paul Krugman (admittedly one of my favorite columnists and definitely my favorite economist) publicizes new economic analyses that show that we CAN afford to significantly reduce emissions and even prosper while doing so. Far from having to “live in the dark and freeze,” as threatened by the Koch Bros misinformation machine, a move to renewable […]

Read More »

What Transit Opponents (and advocates) Get Wrong

IMG_2456In the debates over extending transit systems such as light rail and bus rapid transit lines you will hear repeated over and over again how Americans just don’t use transit. They love their cars. They want freedom and convenience that transit can’t provide.

On the other side, transit advocates speak about how transit use reduces pollution and congestion.

Read More »

I-5 Bridge Still #1 Priority of Clark County Residents

Despite the noise and fury around light rail and the now-fading Columbia River Crossing idea–and, yes, Commissioner Madore’s out-of-left-field idea to link the booming metropolises of Camas and Troutdale, the majority of respondents to a poll in the Columbian still say that fixing the I-5 Bridge is the key Clark County transportation challenge.

Read More »
About Gettingto2100

Why Getting to 2100? The next century will be a test: can humans use their intelligence and foresight to successfully transition from our consumption-fueled economy to one that balances the needs of humans with the Earth’s available resources. Getting to 2100 aims to be a forum for sharing of good ideas and good works. Got a good example or a new idea? Share it with the world!

Recent Posts
Recent Discussions
Archives
Categories