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

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Tue Sep 21 20:36:28 EDT 2021


On his Word Spy site, Paul McFedries has documented "walkshed" from 2006
and the related "ped shed" from 1997:

https://wordspy.com/index.php?word=walkshed
https://wordspy.com/index.php?word=ped-shed

See also "foodshed" and "fibershed":

https://wordspy.com/index.php?word=foodshed
https://wordspy.com/index.php?word=fibershed


On Tue, Sep 21, 2021 at 8:05 PM Nancy Friedman <wordworking at gmail.com>
wrote:

> 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”.
>

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