Creating people's geographies
Thanks to my good friend and fellow PhD
victim scholar Adrian for forwarding the following two items, picked up at the brilliantly named Spinopsys blog. An avid cyclist himself, Adrian added that it was good to make fun of the pious politics of the cycling culture. Though I am a determined car refusenik, I too believe in equal opportunity send-ups! ;)
My blog buddy over in Alabama, Curt, also offers an amusing driving anecdote—you can indeed often tell a lot about a person by their declared car sticker politics!
1. The Pious Politics of Cycling (1:18) (via)
As cars eat up more and more public space, someone has made a nice symbolic point in the photographs below. Our urban landscapes are becoming less human-friendly and more car-congested. It’s reflected in American English in the word ‘sidewalk’, for example, where humans are sidelined and relegated to less and less public space. (In UK and Australian English, we call it ‘foot-path’, but our car cultures are almost as bad). Urban camping, anyone?