[Ads-l] -shed (walkshed, bikeshed), catchment area

Nancy Friedman wordworking at GMAIL.COM
Tue Sep 21 20:05:05 EDT 2021


I’ve seen “milkshed.”
https://twitter.com/Fritinancy/status/1130161116066140160?s=19

On Tue, Sep 21, 2021, 4:59 PM Barretts Mail <mail.barretts at gmail.com> wrote:

>
> https://www.seattlebikeblog.com/2021/09/21/the-john-lewis-memorial-bridge-to-northgate-station-opens-october-2/
> <
> https://www.seattlebikeblog.com/2021/09/21/the-john-lewis-memorial-bridge-to-northgate-station-opens-october-2/
> >
> The John Lewis Memorial Bridge to Northgate Station opens October 2
> September 21, 2021
> Tom Fucoloro
>
> In Seattle, a pedestrian and bicycle overpass will soon open, providing
> better access for people west of Interstate 5 to cross the freeway to
> Northgate Station on the light rail. According to the article, "The bridge
> will dramatically expand the walkshed and bikeshed of Northgate Station,
> meaning far more households and destinations west of I-5 will be within a
> short walk or bike ride.”
>
> The article also has graphics showing the “walking/biking catchment area."
>
> Wiktionary has “walkshed” (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/walkshed <
> https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/walkshed>). Wiktionary says this is a
> blend between “walk” and “watershed” but does not have “-shed” as an entry.
>
> Lexico, the OED and Merriam-Webster do not have walkshed or bikeshed
> (other than as a shed for bicycles in the OED/Lexico).
>
> Lexico (https://www.lexico.com/en/definition/catchment_area <
> https://www.lexico.com/en/definition/catchment_area>) has  “catchment
> area” as the rain source area for a river/lake and as a Britishism for an
> area where students or patients are drawn from. Merriam-Webster (
> https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/catchment%20area <
> https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/catchment%20area>) provides
> "geographical area served by an institution”.
>
> Benjamin Barrett
> Formerly of Seattle, WA
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