Street One

23 Apr 19
Gracia's Travels - a photo-blog

Last fall we spent a week in Turin (Torino), Italy.  It is in NW Italy, west of Milan, at the foot of the Alps.  We rented an apartment with friends.  It was a great neighborhood, just a few blocks from Via Po, one of the main streets of Turin. Via Po Nice views from our […]

23 Apr 19
Tom Newman - Photography

With my on going street projects taking place and well under way in London, I wanted to look into themes and subject matter that could make another series of street life in London. Looking through my 4 previous shoots i have collated images sharing similar contexts and, together, present a narrative. The Funny Side of […]

23 Apr 19
Super Car life

The Mclaren P1 is the most expensive car Mclaren has for sale with a price of 1.15 million. And is one of the fastest Mclaren reaching speeds of 217 mph, with rpm reaching 7250. And has a horse power of 903 hp that a lot of power. The engine is a 3.8 l twin turbo […]

23 Apr 19
Venture Scanner Insights

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become one of the hottest sectors in recent years, with its technology promising to revolutionize and automate every industry imaginable. We have been covering this trend, showing a massive increase in AI startup funding. As you can see in the graphic below, AI funding more than doubled from 2016 to 2017. […]

23 Apr 19
DevanaHistoria

In 2013 whilst researching archival material on a historical building in Aberdeen city centre I came across a chance discovery. A coloured layout plan of Pittodrie Park. I’d seen many images of Pittodrie from bygone years but I’d never seen this before. It piqued my interest. I had always wondered who had designed and built […]

23 Apr 19
Blogging with Bradley

As a meme lover, the new European copyright directive, Article 13 made me upset. Recently President Trump has started a war between himself and journalists covering the media. He accuses them of being the enemy of the people and spreading fake news around the world. Doing this, President Trump is restricting journalists freedom of speech […]

23 Apr 19
18 Cinema Lane

Because I was participating in Easter festivities, I didn’t get around to reviewing Easter Under Wraps over the weekend. However, I was able to watch the movie on the Monday after Easter. When I discovered that Hallmark was creating their first Easter movie, I was so excited! I even talked about the film in a […]

23 Apr 19
The Denver Post
As traffic in Denver continues to get worse than it’s ever been, I urge you to look through your windshield and imagine a future when one in four cars disappears. Denver wants to make the city’s streets work better for everyone. To do that, city officials intend to reduce the number of people driving alone by nearly a quarter, from 73 percent today to 50 percent by 2030. The goal will also help the city clean up its unhealthy air and reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. But to make that happen, the necessary changes will certainly trigger furious resistance. That’s why I’d like to ask people who drive to envision a future with fewer cars on the road — and know that it’s realistic. Downtown Denver has already exceeded the city’s goal to reduce driving. Just 34 percent of downtown workers drive to work alone, while 40 percent use transit and 10 percent bike, according to a commuter survey conducted by the Downtown Denver Partnership. Downtown offers fast, frequent transit service. It also provides quality bike lanes and good pedestrian infrastructure. Even if you could never imagine yourself biking to work or riding the bus, the ways people get to work downtown show that when the city improves mobility options, people will use them. These options are critical because we can’t fit more cars onto Denver’s roads. And compared to single-occupancy vehicles, buses, bikes, and pedestrians can move a greater number of people over the streets we already have. Now the task is to extend the mobility features downtown offers to the rest of the city. And there’s a blueprint to do that. Late Monday night, the City Council approved its plan for the next 20 years. When it comes to transportation, the idea is to make alternatives to driving so good that many people will choose to drive less. But unlike the mostly commercial district downtown, people often fear change as it comes closer to their homes. That’s why I’d like drivers to understand why so many people drive in the first place. Denver’s public transportation options are slow, unreliable and do not go where people want to go. In recent years, the Regional Transportation District has repeatedly cut service. And its buses often get stuck in the same traffic that frustrates every driver in the region. Today, a 10-minute trip by car can often take four times as long by bus. Given the state of transit in Denver, it’s no surprise that RTD’s ridership has fallen 6.8 percent since 2014. When people take public transit, they become pedestrians the moment they step off the vehicle. And all people who walk need to feel safe crossing Denver’s streets. But many of Denver’s most dangerous roads encourage people to drive at high speeds that often exceed 60 mph. This makes walking unpleasant and contributes to the city’s increasing number of traffic fatalities. For people who want to bike, there is no coherent network of bike lanes. Denver’s existing bike infrastructure often ends abruptly, which can force cyclists to continue their trips on roads designed to move cars at highway speeds. Biking on these streets often feels like a death wish, and all but the most committed cyclists are discouraged. To get people out of cars, the city’s current plans call for adding 125 miles of bike lanes in the next five years, pedestrian safety improvements and creating a new network of high-frequency public transit. But for these things to happen, traffic lanes must be narrowed. Parking spaces need to be removed. Dedicated bus lanes need to be added. And speed limits should be lowered. You might agree that the changes are a good idea, even if you understand that driving will become a little less convenient. But when it comes to your neighborhood, how will you feel when the city asks to change the street in front of your home? This is the point when general support of a good idea often turns to into specific outrage. As city planners go into communities to discuss these types of changes, people are known to express forceful resistance to change, even in neighborhoods known for their progressive politics. In community meetings, voices will raise. In Facebook groups, angry neighbors will post messages imploring people to contact their city council representative. And nearly everyone will loathe the mayor, whoever he or she may be. But this is exactly the time when you can help. In the coming years, you’re likely to feel the temptation to join your neighbors in saying “Not in My Backyard.” Which is why I’d like to ask everyone who drives to avoid the NIMBY temptation. Instead, the people of Denver should look out their windshield, and see the forest for the trees. Or, in this case, see the city for the streets. We know that in cities where transit agencies improved coverage, boosted service or overhauled their networks, ridership has increased. As downtown improved its bike lanes, we have seen more people cycling to work. And when you can walk to the grocery store, there’s no need to drive. If Denver is going to make its streets work better for everyone, we must meet the city’s goal of reducing the number of people driving — which will reduce traffic for those who continue to drive. But first, we must provide attractive options to those willing to drive less. To do that, the streets must change. And unless you’re willing to accept those changes in your neighborhood, the gridlock will only get worse. Andy Bosselman is editor and executive director of Streetsblog Denver, an affiliate of a national network of nonprofit advocacy journalism publications that cover the movement for better walking, biking and public transportation. To send a letter to the editor about this article, submit online or check out our guidelines for how to submit by email or mail.
23 Apr 19
Michael Seidel, writer

The delivery trucks were lined up on Main Street as he took his morning walk. The doors opened up. The ramps came down. People began walking down them. It wasn’t encouraged to stand and gawk, but slowing, he watched with a sly side gaze. The newcomers seemed like an older lot and mostly white, which […]

23 Apr 19
Ashbroyale

Inside the depraved world of David and Louise Turpin | 60 Minutes Australia SUBSCRIBE: https://youtu.be/nE2uhv-ZCSw : Perris used to be an unremarkable middle-class suburb in southern California, full of streets of identically anonymous homes. But its inconspicuousness was blown when police received an extraordinary 911 call from a 17-year-old girl. She claimed she and her […]

23 Apr 19
Split/Screen

Whenever people talk about their favourite gangster movies, usually The Godfather or Goodfellas crop up in conversations but, personally, I’m a huge fan of Yakuza movies. With their stoic protagonists facing all manner of dilemmas within dogmatic, criminal organisations… yeah, these films are just great! I’ll happily watch anything by Kinji Fukasaku or Takashi Miike, […]

23 Apr 19
Shout Let It All Out

I’ve just had a couple of weeks off work – I wasn’t sick it was part of my job. This is that amber nectar that I had been told of. You work hard and then you get some time off and this is a routine that continues throughout the year. Believe me when I say […]

23 Apr 19
Foxy 107.1-104.3

This video is a reminder to parents to talk to their children about what to do if approached by a stranger. A girl in the video is seen walking down a sidewalk in a California neighborhood. She notices that she’s being followed by a man in a vehicle. At one point, the girl hides behind […]

23 Apr 19
Dissecting The News

Fresh off of a Greyhound bus Seth Best has just arrived in his new home of Ann Arbor Michigan. It is 11:00 pm and Best is experiencing homelessness, so he makes his way to the nearest shelter to be housed for the night, only to be turned away at the door. Best was unaware that […]

23 Apr 19
Everything Formula One

Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto has announced that they are bringing some new updates to their new SF90. With the last 3 races not going according to plan, looks like Ferrari have stepped up their game to improve their pace not only in qualifying but in the race. While the team seemed to be ahead in […]