8 Years Living Car Free

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

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Lessons from South Florida’s Brightline Train

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I recently took the new Brightline (now Virgin Trains) service between Miami and West Palm Beach. Touted as America’s first privately funded high-speed rail service, the first phase of service currently serves downtown Miami, downtown Ft. Lauderdale and downtown West Palm Beach. Expansion plans for […]

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Are Peak Hour Parking Restrictions Necessary?

Walk around the downtown of any major U.S. city and you’ll probably see signs indicating time-of-day restrictions for on street parking. Some streets have AM peak restrictions, while many have PM peak restrictions.  The rationale behind these policies is to better accommodate peak hour traffic […]

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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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