Yesterday’s sidewalk photo was spotted on Main Street in Middletown. Well done James Hickman for identifying the view. Middletown had recently upgraded the streetscape through its historic downtown area to include the signature brick and concrete pattern. Here’s today’s view; guesses in the comments, if you please.
I’d also like to change the way this news roundup feature operates. The nature of the news roundup is to bring together many stories from the local and national news that we don’t have time to cover immediately on Broken Sidewalk. So from here on out, the news roundup will function also as an “open thread.” What’s an open thread, you ask? It’s where anything goes. Feel free to discuss any topic that’s on your mind; let the news headlines serve as inspiration but don’t hesitate to branch out into other topics. Let’s see where this goes.
- Respected economist says oil running out sooner than expected (Independent via P-zen)
- If we can’t get our economy off of oil, expect even harder times ahead (Infrastructurist)
- Should Fed highway funds be withheld from states that don’t ban texting? (Hard Drive)
- Ford considers new materials like ‘liquid wood’ for green cars (Inhabitat)
- More on Cincinnati’s struggle to implement a trolley system (UrbanCincy)
- A new bike rack has been installed at Fourth and Market Streets (Fat Lip)
- Changes in store for Frankfort Ave.’s The Patron restaurant (LouHB forum)
- Rainbow Blossom at Gardiner Lane set to open August 8 (Consuming Lou)
- Lou Vintage Motorworks Swap Meet scheduled for Sep. 5 (Talk Proper)
- Street Rods heading into Louisville for annual convention (C-J)
- Density not necessarily the answer, consider ‘spatial mismatches’ (UrbanCincy via StreetsBlog)