Here’s something I think is really important: http://usa.streetsblog.org/2014/03/07/bill-peduto-if-pittsburgh-can-make-streets-bikeable-you-can-do-it-anywhere/
It’s the coverage of Bill Peduto’s speech at the National Bike Summit. I think it’s important not just because it’s by my favorite Mayor ever, but because of what he says about development: “Public economic development and planning money ‘flows like a river: once it hits a rock, it goes around it; it doesn’t go through it.'”
My point is that if there’s a barrier, so often here on this message board we just want to beat our heads against it to make it go away. Get people out of their cars and onto the bus. Get rid of on-street parking. But that’s trying to go through the barrier. It doesn’t work. Instead, advocate, be creative and work with other people to find a way around the barrier. That’s the way to make progress.