Linklist: May 18, 2012

Brendon sends me to MPR Minneapolis moving toward single-sort recycling

[We have been cheering in our household for a week. We will regain at least 18 square feet of space. I can soon reduce the number of streams identified here. ]

Wikimedia blog: Welcome to the world’s first Wikipedia Town

Fast Company: J. Crew CEO, Apple Board Member Mickey Drexler Reveals Steve Jobs’ iCar Dream, Confirms “Living Room” Plans:

“‘Look at the car industry; it’s a tragedy in America. Who is designing the cars?’ Drexler said. ‘Steve’s dream before he died was to design an iCar.'”

Several folks have sent me to Wired’s take on the paper discussed in the SciAm article I linked to earlier: World’s Subways Converging on Ideal Form

Alex @ Getting Around Minneapolis discusses the rerouting of buses in St. Paul in response to the Central [University Ave.] Corridor Green Line … St Paul transferring

[My #8 bus is getting absorbed by the 67. The rider will be pleased the route now goes farther (actually there are 172 average daily rides over 50 daily bus trips, and they run a full size bus) and hopefully has a higher frequency (it can’t be lower). The #2 is still crazy from a circuity perspective.]

SR sends me to Betabeat, which discusses Zimride: Nine Startups Tried to Teach Brooklyn Bowl How to Share Last Night :

“Next, former Lehman Brothers employee John Zimmer came up to pitch Zimride even though he really didn’t need to. The San Francisco based startup just got funded for $7.5 million. Mr. Zimmer explained that 80 percent of the seats in cars on America’s highways are unoccupied. That’s why he founded Zimride, which allows users to find a driver with empty seats and book a ride just like you would a bus, train or plane ticket.
Zimride is a social marketplace for drivers and riders who can see each other’s profiles and decide if the ride is one they’re willing to take. If it takes off, Mr. Zimmer believes Zimride will help take cars off the road, reduce traffic wait times and help people make new friends. In fact, Zimride has been the catalyst for more than one relationship already—but please guys, it’s not a dating site.”