How To Sell Complete Streets

I want to give a shout out to Spokane and their excellent North Monroe Corridor Project and website. Rarely do you see this much attention to detail given to making the case for a public project.  People not familiar with basic concepts of complete streets […]

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The Benefits of Being Car Free

When I sold my car in 2010 and began my car free lifestyle while living in Baltimore, I expected a little cost savings, a little more physical activity and a couple interesting stories from the experience. Instead, I got a life changing reduction in expenses, […]

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Bike Infrastructure As A Public Health Issue

Cycling is often promoted as a neighborhood revitalization tool and sustainable transportation option, but it’s easy to forget that it’s a public health issue too. Every block of protected bike lane is a subtle yet important victory: Health improved through more physical activity. An automobile […]

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Bicycle Culture by Design: Mikael Colville-Andersen

Mikael Colville-Anderson, author of Cycle Chic and urban mobility expert with Copenhagenize Consulting. Engineers are brilliant problem solvers. They just need to be told which problems to solve. They are the Can Do team. If we design a city properly, they will make it work. […]

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Car Free Vacations

July and August are peak vacation times in the US. Most Americans do some sort of traveling over the Summer, and those who don’t usually wish they could- and would if they had a little extra money. There’s no doubt about it, vacations are expensive. […]

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Anti-Fragile Public Spaces

What do Times Square and, say, State Highway 36 in Illinois have in common? If you said absolutely nothing, you’re almost correct. It’s true you can see wobbling people in Muppet costumes, scantly clad cowgirls and 200ft. tall car ads on Broadway.  On the other […]

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Welcome

Hello there.  I’m a city planner, urban transportation designer and a sustainable living advocate who has been living without a car since 2010. I’ll be posting city planning commentary and transportation best practices from all over America in the months ahead. Stay tuned!

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