A couple of car-related ads in heavy NFL rotation caught my attention mostly for their emphasis, intended or not, on car-free transportation. Exhibit A is from Geico, which as usual doesn’t use cars in its ads for car insurance. Instead, in this spot the company’s ubiquitous cartoon spokeslizard is depicted walking the center line of […]
Motorcyclist Crashes Into Two People at Market and Third Streets (CBS, NBC) Woman on Bike Injured By Hit-and-Run Driver at Stevenson and Sixth Streets (Hoodline, SF Appeal) Muni Awarded $41 Million Grant From Cap-and-Trade Program for New Metro Trains (SFBay, SFGate) Cartoon: Why Did Mayor Lee Only Ride Muni Twice During the 22-Day Challenge? (SF […]
Editor’s note: Streetsblog is reviving Cartoon Tuesday and featuring the work of Ian Lockwood, a practicing transportation engineer and a Loeb Fellow at Harvard University, on a semi-regular basis. Enjoy.
In the early 20th century “chauffeur” was synonymous with “motorist,” and by 1906 Life Magazine had had enough of them. Doug Gordon at Brooklyn Spoke dug up a column titled “Get After the Chauffeurs,” in which Life reported on a two-vehicle crash in Central Park that killed several people, including the driver who caused the collision. “That one got […]
Michael Andersen blogs for The Green Lane Project, a PeopleForBikes program that helps U.S. cities build better bike lanes to create low-stress streets. Driving is a dangerous activity. As a result, many Americans find it stressful and unpleasant. “I’m interested in driving but it doesn’t really seem safe,” said Bekka Wright of Boston. “I mean, […]
If you’re in need of a little comic relief today, try this seemingly subversive pro-jaywalking message from the Muppets.