Link Love: Some Light Afternoon Reading

It is Friday, it is dreary, Midtown has experienced nearly all seasons in the past two weeks, and it is now on the verge of transforming into a 387-acre ice block (no, we will not be playing with conversions or math today).

So, you probably have time to catch up on some things if you aren’t strolling the neighborhood embracing ice pellets.

Here’s what you might have missed in the last couple of weeks. Oh, and the theme is pretty easy to figure out.

We like maps. Talk of bike lane and bus route maps in our fair city drives this guy to drink. He should sit down with Mat Kladney to calm his nerves and take up some simplified cartography. Living as a car-free cyclist in San Francisco requires a mental map and some dexterity. Check out Kladney’s redesign of his city’s bicycle infrastructure for this idiosyncratic exhibit of idiosyncratic maps here.

OKC likes maps. It turns out that OKC has a mental map of its own, courtesy of Bike OKC.

Fun with data. You already know Oklahoma City is making all types of lists and studies lately (some good, some we prefer not to be on and some that we don’t necessarily find well-founded). So, here is another one, and this time it is about bicycle commuters. Take note of the “City Rivalries by Bike” analysis on the last two pages of the ACS report and the nifty map hitting the social media world (pages 4 and 5).

Penchant for policy (sometimes). Bicycle bills go bipartisan. State safety measures. Do some homework on HR 3494 and S 1708.

If you feel so inclined, we have some optional take-home extra credit. Add these to your feed, favorites and what-have-yous.

Thanks, ice.

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