GOOD Magazine has a nice visual demonstration of a livable street, basically a city street designed to welcome pedestrians, cyclists, transit riders, and cars equally. Simple changes like curb extensions, textured crosswalks, bollards, and plantings turn car-choked urbanity into an inviting place to walk around.
Brent pointed out this article in the New York Times about a carfree German suburb: Street parking, driveways and home garages are generally forbidden in this experimental new district on the outskirts of Freiburg, near the French and Swiss borders. Vauban’s streets are completely “car-free” — except the main thoroughfare, where the tram to downtown [...]
So Maine now, huh? Sayeth the BBC: Gay marriage is to be permitted in the US state of Maine after a bill was passed by both houses of the state’s legislature and signed by the governor. Maine will be the fifth US state to allow gay marriage, after Connecticut, Masschusetes, Iowa and Vermont. A number [...]
Posted by Chris in Law on May 6th, 2009 | Comments Off
So yeah. You like good music, right? And you likes you some sci-fi*, right? If so, I need you to do three things: Watch this. Mostly listen, really, because you’ve seen the visuals before**: Listen to lots more Marian Call music, and contemplate picking some up on iTunes or your favorite music-purchasing outlet. Wonder where [...]
UPDATE: CSS Naked Day is over, so the site is back to its stylish self. If you missed it, the home page looked something like this: Are things lookin’ a little 1994 in here? That’s because it’s CSS Naked Day 2009, a day when people around the world strip their sites bare so you can [...]