Participatory democracy demands low-energy technology, and free people must travel the road to productive social relations at the speed of a bicycle. – Ivan Illich, Energy and Equity
Man on a bicycle can go three or four times faster than the pedestrian, but uses five times less energy in the process. – Ivan Illich, Energy and Equity
Small brain: How many cars can we move?
Big brain: How many people can we move?
Galactic brain: Why do we need to move people? Put their daily needs close at hand.
– Jeff Speck, @JeffSpeckAICP
“You can have a city that is friendly to cars, or friendly to people, but you cannot have both.” —Enrique Penalosa
“When a road is once built, it is a strange thing how it collects traffic.” —Robert Louis Stevenson
“If traffic speeds and volumes are high, don’t mitigate with separated bikeways or whatever, try to reduce those speeds and volumes.” —Michael Ronkin
“She agrees with the Duke of Wellington that the railway will encourage the lower orders to move about.” –Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, 1810-1865, from Cranford (TV) Episode 2 August 1842; the quote may not exist in the three Gaskell books that were used to create the TV series (Cranford, Mr. Harrison’s Confessions, and Lady Ludlow), but it is too delicious to pass up; the quote is said of Lady Ludlow by Miss Galindo