Support local businesses, a plan for more inclusive City boards and commissions, and bicycle network planning workshops Articles SOMERVILLE YMCA CONTEMPLATES FUTURE IN NEW BUILDING The search for a new facility is on BUSINESS PROFILE: KOSHARI MAMA The restaurant brings the flavors of Egypt to Somerville Avenue Shorts Local business crowdfunding campaigns Two local businesses, […]
Somerville Live Wire — Episode 4 Episode 4 discusses the Somerville “Corridor of Death”—McGrath Highway between Broadway and Route 38/Mystic Ave.—and how community advocates are fighting to make it safer for pedestrians and bikers. Guests: Wig Zamore of Somerville Transportation Equity Partnership and Community Assessment of Freeway Exposures and Health and Arah Schuur of Somerville […]
It was vexing to watch Bird fans that clearly hadn’t even bothered to read the article in question—let alone my broad and deep back catalog—attack me as some kind of car-loving anti-environmental reactionary in the service of flogging their hipster transportation fetish du jour.
Bird’s model looks to be entirely profit-driven and completely mean-spirited. No matter how much CEO Travis VanderZanden tries to equate the unasked-for and unwanted service to “freedom.”