Saturday Green Links – 1/26
Okay, I know it’s been a while. Maybe I should call these “January Green Links.” Anyway, here’s the best stuff I’ve seen this month. A warning: many of them have to do with transportation planning.
- Governor Patrick’s New Transportation Plan Positive Move For Cycling In Massachusetts – Boston Biker. A large chunk of plan funds is going to public transit and biking/pedestrian infrastructure.
- “The way forward” to transportation reform in MA – Planning 101. Check out this dollar-by-dollar breakdown of the plan.
- Somerville planners outline walkable city vision – Wicked Local Somerville. Somerville imagines how the new Green Line stops will alter neighborhoods.
- New maps show travel times on the T – Planning 101. Hmm… Does it really take less time to get to Lechmere from Park Street than to Harvard?
- The Best Open Data Releases of 2012 – Atlantic Cities. Hubway’s data visualization challenge makes the Atlantic’s list of best open data releases.
- The Best Bike-Sharing Program in the United States – Slate. Nope, not Boston’s. Washington’s.
- The Roads Not Taken – Architecture Boston. An entire issue devoted to the inner-belt highway that Boston rejected in 1972!
- The 32 most alarming charts from the government’s climate change report – Grist. Best- and worst-case scenarios. Read this if you want to be really depressed.
- Worms Produce Another Kind of Gold for Growers – New York Times. The microorganisms in vermicompost make it better than synthetic fertilizers.
- About That Overpopulation Problem – Slate. Has world population growth actually slowed in recent years?
That’s all until next month. But if you come across anything interesting, send it my way.