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It's that time of year when bike lanes disappear

treehugger.com — Cycling to and from lunch yesterday on Toronto's Davenport Road bike lane, I counted sixteen cars and delivery trucks blocking the lane both ways. This is after a winter when the bike lanes were completely buried in snow, cars pushed into the bike lanes by snow, or as Toronto writer Shawn Micallef calls them, "gutter glaciers" that are just finally melting now.
hey @m_layton @joemihevc , why aren’t there rules about construction trailers? using smaller ones? doing diversions? goo.gl/v0udPS
RT @beccatronic: Yup :( MT @lloydalter: Toronto bike lanes. From winter to construction, you never get the lane goo.gl/v0udPS http…
RT @lloydalter: In the bike lanes of Toronto you go from winter to construction and never get the lane goo.gl/v0udPS http://t.co/S…
In the bike lanes of Toronto you go from winter to construction and never get the lane goo.gl/v0udPS pic.twitter.com/SXTJ9ZbFlu

CarbonCure concrete blocks store CO2 for a lower carbon footprint

treehugger.com — The production of cement is responsible for as much as 5% of the CO2 emitted each year. It's mostly because of chemistry; when limestone is cooked to about 1400 degrees Celsius, it drives off water and CO2 and becomes the main component of cement.
RT @CarbonCure: @lloydalter Thanks for writing about our efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of concrete by recycling CO2! http://t.co/R…

Driver who texted 44 times before hitting cyclist: "I just don't care"

treehugger.com — It boggles my mind that people even have to be told not to text and drive (do they have to be told not to play chess?), but this story goes a lot farther than that. It's about a young woman who hit a cyclist near Koroit, a small rural town in western Victoria, Australia.

The future of transportation, as imagined by Disney in 1958 (video)

treehugger.com — The future ain't what it used to be! (part 2) A little while ago we posted some images of the future of transportation as predicted from the year 1900. Most predictions included animals or the then futuristic concept of flying machines.

Tod Williams and Billie Tsien join the Rubble Club as American Folk Art Museum demolition begins

treehugger.com — The Rubble Club is a British organization "open to all who have had buildings destroyed in their lifetime." Tod Williams and Billie Tsien have the unusual honor of being eligible before their significant and important American Folk Art Museum even reaches Bar Mitzvah age.
Tod Williams and Billie Tsien join Rubble Club as American Folk Art Museum demolition begins goo.gl/JljLbQ pic.twitter.com/olAJCD4K1o