The Tissue of Straight Lines: a meditation on NYC’s grid street network from Kneeling Bus, one of the few blogs I read which leaves me saying, “I wish this guy wrote more articles.” The grid that originated in 1811 will never be finished as long […]
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 […]
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. […]
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. […]
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 […]
I recently read “Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty” by Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo. The book makes an interesting case for understanding the cycles of disease and poverty, and explains how small, incremental changes can have huge […]
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!