If we want to reduce our carbon output 80% by 2020, one thing that needs to go soon are cars. I'm starting this discussion thread dedicated to ideas for future transportation options and improvements in Bellingham, and hopefully together we can come up with some viable ideas and eventually take them to the city planners.
For some light reading, here's an article from a few months ago or more: The Myth of the Efficient Car
One thing I would love to see is bikes getting top priority on streets, and somehow (this is where ideas are needed!) creating a system where there are less intersections to stop at. I believe that needing to follow the rules of the (car) road on a bike, which includes a lot of stopping and restarting, is one thing that prevents more people from going by bike more often.
I hope this discussion, and group grows!