While at a conference in Buffalo last year,Dom Nozzi corrected me. Biking and walking are not alternative transportation. Alternative transportation is an auto-centric term which implies that only motor vehicles are mainstream transportation.
It’s a loaded term and one worth dropping, especially given the U.S. DOT’s recent policy statement that encourages government agencies to consider “walking and bicycling as equals with other transportation modes.”
That said, the “alternative transportation” theme was commonly used in the recentLet’s Save Michigan poster contest. Many of the submitted posters highlighted cycling and transit as a positive part of Michigan’s future.
The critic’s choice poster by Jonathan Wilcox is shown. Wilcox included this explanation for his inspiration.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010