30 November 2007

Byrned Rubber and Gotham Ethics

Byrned Rubber
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If you're wondering what it's like to ride around Manhatten, here's your chance to find out. Follow David Byrne's journey to a gig via his helmet cam. Yes... THAT David Byrne.
As the man says:

"Sometimes when I tell people I ride around town on a bike, they think I'm crazy. Well, once you get used to it, riding in the city gives you a nice jolt of energy."

And remember to check out his very cool website.

Ethics and New York City
Who knew that Randy Cohen, a guy who spends most of his day analyzing right and wrong as the New York Times Magazine’s acclaimed “Ethicist,” turns out to be one of New York City’s most captivating and articulate voices for Livable Streets. Thanks to the good people at Streetfilms and to Anne from Sustainable Flatbush for the link.

The Open Planning Project’s Executive Director Mark Gorton recently interviewed Mr. Cohen on the ethics of urban automobility. The result has been condensed here into a 9 minute talk that touches on a multitude of topics ranging from Congestion Pricing to Parking Policy.

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