Quotes of the week: June 19, 2015

“‘We’re very proud. We changed the city. It’s rare you get involved in a movement that really changes things.'”

People power: the secret to Montreal’s success as a bike-friendly city

“‘All of this was the result of a citizens’ movement, not of decisions by the authorities,” said Desjardins. “We forced them to take decisions, year after year. That’s the opposite of what’s happened in most American cities, where the mayor takes a tough decision to encourage cycling.'”

People power: the secret to Montreal’s success as a bike-friendly city

“When you have 10,000 or 15,000 or 20,000 or 40,000 cyclists on the streets, politicians can’t say: ‘Nobody cycles here.'”

People power: the secret to Montreal’s success as a bike-friendly city

“I am a slave to print media. Immersed in the tactile experience of destroying every book I touch.”

-A Tale of Two Forms by Peter Takach

“The Pandeliriums? Oh, they’re just distractions. Gibberish, fluttering thoughts to lead the mind astray. You have to be stern with them.”

-Promethea, Vol. 1 by Alan Moore

“When I go home to my apartment, I’ve got a faucet that releases both hot and cold water. You know how many billions of people don’t even have clean drinking water? And I’ve got two types of clean water: hot and cold.”

-Humans of New York

“Calgary, the arid Alberta prairie town and natural gas capital, agreed last year on a novel strategy: instead of upgrading one street for biking at a time, as most cities do, it would pilot a connected protected bike lane network on four downtown streets at once.”

CALGARY ROLLS OUT A DOWNTOWN PROTECTED BIKE LANE NETWORK ALL AT ONCE

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