Friday’s sidewalk photo was taken in Northfield on Lime Kiln Lane near Ballard High School. Well done Sam for correctly identifying the location. Here’s a new photo ready for your guesses in the comments. A lot of news today, so here we go.
- Phoenix Hill commissions art based on social activism (C-J)
- Toast in New Albany plans for a September 29 opening (NA Confidential)
- And more info on the new Toast on Market location from February (Broken Sidewalk)
- New Albany’s historic homes tour draws crowds to its urban core (N & T)
- Proposed developments in Southern Indiana drawing local investment (N & T)
- City seeks to part ways with Park DuValle’s Boston management firm (C-J)
- Schnitzelburg was at the Center for Neighborhoods’ Grassroots Gala (G-town & S-burg)
- As the local climate trends warmer, Lou losing migratory birds (The Edit)
- Kentucky looks to agriculture to help with renewable energy (WFPL)
- ‘Green’ finance conference to look at ‘triple bottom line’ (Biz First)
- History talk on Iroquois Park & Kenwood Hill Sept. 24 (Metro Lou via @loumetroparks)
- Pedestrian dies trying to cross street on Outer Loop (C-J)
- Abramson not happy about River Fields’ ORBP lawsuit (WFPL)
- Ticket to Ride starts program to connect local bike commuters (Bike Louisville)
- More on how bike lanes can sometimes make biking more dangerous (World Changing)
- The ‘Cliff Notes’ version of NPR’s vast High Speed Rail coverage (Infrastructurist)
- Here’s a time lapse video driving from San Francisco to DC in 4 mins (Transportationist)
- Learning from the success & failure of Indy’s Canal Walk (Urbanophile)
- Urban-minded residents help block suburban-style chains in STL (STL Urb. via U-phile)
- Problems with brownfields & how to reuse them (video) (C-Span via Planetizen)
- How artists play an important role in vital public spaces (Nation via P-zen)
- How placing obstacles can speed pedestrian movement (Scientific American)
- More praise for Jane Jacobs as ‘heroine’ of urbanism (Citiwire)
- Do the exurbs breed phobias that hurt children’s growth? (TreeHugger)
- And examples of some behaviours in upstate NY suburbs (NY Times)
- ‘Well run, energy efficient cities’ will help save the world (Guardian via Archinect)
- ‘New Suburbanism’ booster says don’t forget the suburbs (New Geography)
- Conservationists tell architects, ‘don’t forget the bats!’ (Architect’s Journal)
- Windmills still face resistance amid growing popularity (NY Times)
It’s a small matter, but it’s the 29th for Toast on Market in New Albany to open, not the 24th.
Thanks for catching the date so quickly, Roger; it’s fixed now. Toast should be a great addition to downtown New Albany, it’s one of my favorite local places in town.
Photo was taken on Sils Avenue near Yale Drive.
Michelle nailed it. That’s in front of the old Belknap Elementary School. For a minute I thought it might have been the old George Rogers Clark Elementary School on GRC Place. So, here is my own trivia question – what was the name of George Rogers Clark Place before being changed to its current name?
“More on how bike lanes can sometimes make biking more dangerous”
The study doesn’t support that headline. The study says that motorists come closer to cyclists when there is a bike lane. That is a far cry from showing the cyclist is in more danger, as in no case were the cars dangerously close.
They’re making a mountain out of a molehill. Crash statistics tell us that cars hitting bicyclists in a parallel movement are the least of the well-lit cyclist’s problems. The article is correct that bike lanes are controversial, but they’re not controversial for this reason. Flamebait research, IMHO.
Hmm, no idea what George Rogers Clark Place was once called. The old school on the street is Edward Gottschalk School, so perhaps Gottschalk Avenue? Just a guess.
Kudos to you for the Gottschalk name. That name was only used for two years, one hundred years ago from 1908 to 1910. In 1910, the name of the school became George Rogers Clark Elementary. The street name was formerly Payne Street. The name was changed in the 1980s as part of the marketing of the condos which were built in the old school.
Mr. Gottschalk had another school later named for him, taking over the former Rubado Elementary School. The name of this school has also since been changed – twice. Any guesses?
Rubado became Gottschalk Jr. High and then Iroquois Middle. I believe it’s now called Olmsted Academy South?
I was in the first sixth grade class at Rubado. The last day of school I threw up in the principal’s office. Ah, memories.
I was born August 6, 1945, the day the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. I’ve always considered myself the first Baby Boomer (though officially, I suppose, it should be someone born 9 months after me). The Boom, of course, meant a quick need for new schools. Those new schools fell out before me as I grew up. I was in the first first grade at Hazelwood Elementary, the second second grade at Rutherford, the first sixth grade at Rubado, and the first graduating class from the then-new Atherton. As an adult I spent 30 years teaching in a high school in Rochester NY that was built the year I graduated from junior high. I know the architecture – and the flaws in that architecture – of the kind of buildings we thought we needed in those days. It’s time – as my grandsons are starting school – to rethink the ways schools should look, feel, act, interact. We need a Jane Jacobs of education.