Feb. 24, 2010 at 8:09am
Seattle Mayor Bikes!
As documented by Streetfilms with great fanfare, Seattle Mayor McGinn bikes 6 miles to work.
McGinn's "green" credibility helped propel him into the mayorship.
Yet, Tacoma mayor Strickland lives downtown only a short distance from Tacoma city hall and is able to walk to work.
Although walking may not film as well as a long bike ride, isn't mayor Strickland more "green" than Mike McGinn?
A environmental truism is that it is better to reduce one's use of paper than to recycle as recycling takes a great deal of resources. Is it really "green" to drive to work in Tacoma driving a Prius from Gig Harbor everyday?
Likewise, isn't better to have good urban design which reduces the need for moving people preferable to legions of buses? Shouldn't that be Tacoma's primary focus?
(With that said, Tacoma still needs a streetcar system given the size of Tacoma's footprint)
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by Erik on 2/24/2010 @ 8:41am
|BTW, biking still beats driving in the Green catagory and is good exercise as well.|
by Erik on 2/24/2010 @ 11:33am
|Former Mayor Karen Vialle weighs on the issue on Facebook:|
Since the early 1990's when our recycling program surpassed Seatlle's, we have always been more "green"
by L.S.Erhardt on 2/24/2010 @ 10:41pm
by NineInchNachos on 2/25/2010 @ 1:32pm
A ongoing conversation to make Tacoma a better to live and work through better urban design.
See my downtown Tacoma and neighborhood pictures of coffee, food, people, art, urban blight and Frost Park Chalk Off events.
Watch Mayor Marilyn Strickland deliver Tacoma's first State of the City Address.