Cartoon Wednesday: Congested Values

The Onion’s editorial cartoonist “Kelly” has a reputation for holding bizarre or downright insane views on issues ranging from America’s place in the world to child support for deadbeat dads.  This week he offers his take on transportation planning, bike lanes, and freedom all in one fell swoop.  Click through to get the punchline, and remember, we’re laughing AT not with him.

ALSO ON STREETSBLOG

Cartoon Tuesday, American Voices, Harassing Cyclists

|
This week, The Onion’s “American Voices” asks three average Americans their views on L.A.’s recently passed cyclist anti-harassment ordinance.  As you would expect from The Onion, the comments aren’t pretty.  Of course, these three have been answering these questions for quite some time now. But I have faith that Streetsblog readers are funnier than Onion […]

Cartoon Tuesday: On the Wrong Track

|
Usually, I just syndicate the weekly Cartoon Tuesday post from my friends to the east, but with them mired in fare hike and service cut hell, they just don’t seem as jovial these days.  Thus, I’m left to my own devices and struck gold with my first look when I stumbled on the exact opposite […]

Cartoon Tuesday: Park-N-Abandon

|
Today’s toon combo comes to us via the Times’ By Design blog, where Allison Arieff has posted a paean to Steven M. Johnson, an inventor, author, cartoonist and former urban planner described by Arieff as "a sort of R. Crumb meets R. Buckminster Fuller." Many of Johnson’s "whimsical musings" are transportation related, and at least […]

Cartoon Friday: Beware

|
On February 19, 2010, the Portland City Council passed a Bike Plan.  Just like we saw this week, Portland’s Mayor announced a funding mechanism to make the plan a reality.  For Portland, it was the $20 million “kickstart.”  For Los Angeles, it’s the steady trickle of Measure R local return funds.  But nevertheless, the day […]