Urbanists take all forms…. bur we’ve all met one or two that are one dimensional in their cause
The Flower City used to be The Flour City… it’s time to reclaim our industrial past as the world’s largest producer of flour
In snowy cities like Rochester, NY, it’s not good enough to simply have great bike facilities… roads need to be safe for cyclist for the 4-5 months where cycling infrastructure goes unplowed
When considering whether electric scooters are environmentally friendly, we must make the distinction between scooter share and scooter ownership
Public transit is better for our communities and our environment. But for me and other like me, it’s simply more fun.
Rochester has done what other midsized cities are still talking about
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.
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.
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