Monday, September 24, 2012

Romney's view of health care

I just want to offer counterpoint to Mitt Romney's ludicrous suggestion that uninsured people can get adequate healthcare in the emergency room: Primary care does not happen at the ER. Chemo and radiation for cancer patients does not happen in the ER. Pap smears, mammograms, and prostate exams do not happen in the ER. Teenagers don't get birth control in the ER. I sure hope Mr Romney is planning to visit the ER the next time he needs a check up. Something tells me he must have never been in one. #outof touch
— Harriet Patterson, MPH

Monday, May 14, 2012

Toronto and Tomorrowland

Something I noticed some time ago was this:

Here's the logo for the Toronto Transit Commission:

And here's the one for the "Tomorrowland Transit Authority", a ride at Disney World:

I suppose they're not that similar, really. But there is a resemblance.

(Images from Wikipedia)

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

On-street bike parking is a safety improvement

This post from StreetFilms shows that adding bike parking in the curb lane can improve safety. Since a group of bicycles is less bulky and blocks views less than a car does, replacing one car space with a number of bicycle spots not only increases the capacity of the street and encourages alternative transportation, it also makes the street safer by allowing vehicle operators to see other vehicles and pedestrians coming around the corner.

Here's one case where there's no "it might hurt safety" excuse to promote alternative transportation.