Streetsblog: "Magnífico!" enthused Juan Carlos Espinosa, a 30-year-old computer programmer, as he used in-line skates to glide down elegant Reforma boulevard. "This is what we need to motivate us to exercise." On Mexico City's efforts to encourage bicycling for transportation and the national discussion in Mexico about the auto congestion and pollution that are choking the capital city.
Huffington: "Now UCLA has issued a study that says forget the neighborhood -- we don't even play in our own backyards anymore. We prefer the virtual landscape, and even that has shrunk from the relatively Cinerama-sized PC screen of yesteryear to the pocket-sized screen of the new iPhone, which had tomorrow's presbyopics standing in line for days for the chance to buy fun that's too small to share with anyone else. Convenience is great, but isolationism is not, and isolationism is exactly what this new generation of toys breeds in all of us, despite all the talk of endless vistas. We can customize our news so that we never stumble onto something we didn't know we wanted to know, the way we did back in the days when we paged through newspapers." Read more.