Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Cyclists view of humanity

Unfortunately, today's Pearls before Swine comic strip didn't avail itself of the opportunity to teach people about why differentiated rules for bicycles vs. cars would be appropriate, such as the Idaho Stop (article about the Idaho Stop from SF Streetsblog).

Today's comic

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At 11:17 AM, Blogger Jonathan Krall said...

Pearls Before Swine is offensive. Best avoided at all times. Sadly, Mr. Pastis gets away with his hate speech because it is directed at cyclists rather than, say, gay people or the elderly.

At 11:22 AM, Blogger Richard Layman said...

I never read it, or I should say, maybe I read it about once or twice/year.

At 12:44 PM, Anonymous tdcjames said...

Jef the Cyclist is a caricature of Pastis's friend and fellow cartoonist Jef Mallett, a devoted cyclist who often incorporates biking into his strip "Frazz". So I don't get so worked up about "Pearls" strips like this one, but yeah, what percentage of readers could be expected to understand the context? It's irresponsible.


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