As an American culture, we romanticize the speed and power of cars, trucks and SUVs while downplaying the responsibility we have when piloting these machines
Earbuds and smartphones may be allowing more Americans the ability to take some of their comfort with them as they move through an urban world of nuance and unpredictability.
Real “change” doesn’t come from a stationary bike in your living room, it’s the the whole-self transformation that occurs when you start biking for transportation
Sadly, a lack of funding too often negates our ability to serve a population that chooses transit AND one that relies on it.
Crosswalks are the places where drivers should always be reminded that they are piloting heavy machinery that shares space with a living world
When pushing a crosswalk button puts a pedestrian in danger of being hit by a speeding car, the design has failed
The draw of cities and their visual power is in their Layers of Urbanity, a sort of “kid in a candy store” effect that inspires us to see limitless possibilities
The average driver sees other motorists and cyclists as video-game-like obstacles that need to be overcome in order to advance in a game of speed and power
Young people love to stay connected to their digital worlds. Transit has a chance to capitalize on this fact and make our cities better in the process
Bikes and cars may often share the same space… but that doesn’t make them “equal.”
People are quick to point to an empty bus or a half-full train as a waste of public resources… but do we pay as much attention to all those empty rural expressways?
Syracuse had a commuter rail line from 1994-2008. What can we learn from its success and its eventual failure?
Think an electric scooter, e-bike or e-skateboard will replace your car? Unless you live in a major metro with copious access to transit, the limited range of these devices WILL be your biggest issue
People die every day in car crashes with incredibly few calls for cars to be banned. But when mass transit suffers a deadly collusion, or a micro-mobility option incurs a death, citizens cry for changes, restrictions, and outright bans on their use
Uber and Lyft are hurting local transit ridership. But they may be just what regional passenger services like Amtrak and Greyhound need