New bike commuters often ask me about riding on the sidewalk as an alternative to our fear-inducing roads. Here’s my answer…
How a laundromat reminded me of why urbanism is so important
There’s always one… a forward thinking public event about our cities’ future is hijacked by a man gasping to remain relevant in a changing world
A photo that shows why building roads with no shoulder, no sidewalk and 4 lanes of speeding traffic is downright irresponsible
Skyrocketing gas prices validate what urbanists have been warning for decades… relying on one mode of transportation powered by a single type of fuel in finite supply is completely unsustainable
A New York Times Article Just Confirmed my recent suspicion… Americas’s roads are becoming places of lawlessness
A comprehensive look at the elements that have shaped our cities over the last 100 years… in a single blog post.
Utica’s newest downtown culinary Mecca was exactly what I needed in a difficult time
A quick walk around Downtown Syracuse with mover and shaker Michael John Heagerty restored my faith that our cities can continue to thrive
Small cities make great day trips. Less ground to cover, less stress to “see it all.”
Pedestrians are the most vulnerable users of our right of ways. So why do they not receive the prioritization they deserve?
Widening a sidewalk and calling it a trail CAN work… but it needs other pedestrian and cycling-focused amenities to maximize its potential
Suburban sprawl, car culture, growing home sizes and shrinking families have changed our sense of community. The smartphone is the symptom, not the cause, of social erosion.
“Go West Young Man…” a statement that set the tone for a century of suburban sprawl.
Easy access and financial investment have changed the perception of e-scooters. One hundred years ago, the same thing was happening to cars.