This is Big: The Mass Central Rail Trail (MCRT), when finished, will be the longest rail trail in New England at 104 miles from Boston to Northampton, 2/3 of the way across the state. Craig Della Penna, Executive Director with Norwottuck Network, a non-profit corporation that supports the build-out and operation of the Mass Central Rail Trail, here gives Bike Talk a preview of the Norwottuck Network report about what a completed MCRT will mean to the Commonwealth. www.nnnetwork.net/
Nope: Safe street advocates shouldn’t support the unsafe Valencia Street center-running bike lane recently approved by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, according to Valencia Street activist Stacey Randecker.
A Post Car Future: Cars and capitalism discussed by Matthew Rozsa, author of articles about car dependency and inequality at Salon.com, with John Renne, a Professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at Florida Atlantic University, co-author of the study “Socioeconomics of Urban Travel in the U.S.” www.salon.com/2023/03/19/as-weal…r-afford-to-drive/ www.salon.com/2023/04/09/is-a-po…e-could-get-there/
Car Free Forever: In 2020, the City of Toronto took the bold step of closing High Park to vehicles on weekends. Now, there’s a movement to make High Park permanently car free. Madeleine Bonsma-Fisher interviews Faraz Gholizadeh, co-founder of Safe Parkside.
Editing by Kevin Burton.
Closing Song, “Bike,” by Mal Webb.
Interstitial music, “Just Moving,” by Don Ward.
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