kickstART Your Weekend with Some Good Reads: Bikes, Skateboards, and Subversive Transportation

Our Friday update here at kickstART farmington highlights some communitygreat articles we’ve read this week dealing with art, creative placemaking, and building great communities. You’re sure to find some inspiration to make your life and our community even better!

1. Protected Bike Lanes and Increased CyclingSo protected bike lanes do seem to serve the double purpose of improving rider safety while also inspiring people to ride in the first place.

2. Pick Out Your New Ride at PLUS: Skateboarding is faster than walking, less of a hassle than biking, more fun than being jostled in the subway, and way cheaper than a car.

3. On the Virtue of the Neighborhood BarBars are these great places in neighborhoods that serve as social gathering spaces in a similar way that one would expect from a park.

4. On Cities of LoveBeing in a city where every step is memorable helps you retrace those steps. Having that satisfying sense of enclosure actually makes it possible to visibly scan the right of way. If we had been in and out of cars for that hour, it’d’ve been much harder to retrace all the steps.

5. Subversive Transportation?: Riding your bike as a woman in the public realm for transportation is an act of subversion against the systematic cultural oppression of women around the world.

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