A side-by-side comparison between Amtrak and the airlines on a weekend trip between Rochester, New York and New York City
High speed rail is a hot button topic yet again in Upstate New York. Here are the points most people don’t get about this divisive issue
I’ve learned a lot in half a decade of publishing The Urban Phoenix… here are five key things to take from our cities today
Last Saturday, I spent 5 hours rolling around Downtown Syracuse. Some great things happening in The Salt City!
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.
Sadly, a lack of funding too often negates our ability to serve a population that chooses transit AND one that relies on it.
This is one of the biggest “drinking days” of the year. With this in mind, you are ultimately safer if you don’t have to drive home
This little street in Rochester turned a suburban kid on to the attractiveness of city life
Cars and trucks just can’t seem to stop hitting a monument in the middle of this small town street
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
Cities can capitalize on residents’ and visitors’ desire to photographically document their urban experiences
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
It’s not just important to experience amazing spaces, it’s important that we be keenly aware of why they relax us, inspire us and keep us coming back for more