Preamble: minutes of the most recent PBAC monthly meeting are viewable here.
"In A Philosophy of Walking, a bestseller in France, leading thinker Frédéric Gros charts
the many different ways we get from A to B — the pilgrimage, the promenade, the protest
march, the nature ramble — and reveals what they say about us.
How Citibike Is Like Ecuador by Felix Salmon
Abstract: Deep dive into why New York's bike-rental scheme is wobbling badly. Much useful wisdom about
public-private partnerships. Basic problem: the private operator is incompetent, but can't be dislodged,
because there isn't an alternative. The renting formalities are so complex that they repel casual users
who are meant to provide the profits. The "Citibike" branding has been so successful that no secondary
sponsors can be found (article length: 2,240 words)