8 Years Car Free

This is my eighth year car free. I sold my car on a whim while living in Baltimore in 2010 after a busted water cooler led to an expensive repair on my Prius.  Well, it wasn’t exactly on a whim. I was getting fat after […]

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Lessons from South Florida’s Brightline Train

MiamiCentral Station

I recently took the new Brightline train between Miami and West Palm Beach. Touted as America’s first privately funded high-speed rail service, its first phase currently serves downtown Miami, downtown Ft. Lauderdale and downtown West Palm Beach. Expansion plans for Orlando and Tampa are in […]

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Car Free in Miami

Car Free America has been on hiatus, but now it’s back. I relocated for work this past winter and I’m now car free in Miami. How does it compare to Dallas? Here’s my run down: Awesome things: I find myself using Miami’s metro for useful […]

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Interview with Streetfilm’s Clarence Eckerson

Streetfilm's Clarence Eckerson

Clarence Eckerson has spent more than a decade documenting complete street best practices all over the world with Streetfilms. Produced by OpenPlans, a 501c3 non-profit organization, Streetfilms produces educational videos about sustainable mobility and interviews the policy makers, planners, and engineers responsible for creating these […]

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On Why Dockless Bike Share Systems are the Future

Bike share station

Baltimore’s new bike share system was long awaited. Discussions between the city and various vendors had been ongoing for several years, and recently built  downtown cycle tracks indicated political will and ridership momentum for a successful roll out. While ridership had been solid since the […]

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