I'm continuing to read, very slowly, through David McCullough's biography of John Adams. Some great little tidbits in here, like this one about the plodding work of the First Continental Congress in 1774: This assembly is like no other that ever existed. Every man in it is a great man—an orator, a critic, a statesman, … Continue reading The plodding work of Congress, 1774 and today
John Adams's description of the New Yorkers he encountered on his way to the First Continental Congress is just as apt today as it was in 1774.
Tom Vanderbilt succinctly explains the circular thinking of modern traffic safety engineers.
A writer at Streetsblog USA points out the inconsistency of building inefficient car-centric transportation systems and land-use patterns and then accusing transit of being inefficient when it fills in the gaps (and wide gaps they are).