Utica’s downtown Genesee Street has been re-striped from 4 lanes to 2 with a turning lane and bike lanes. As is typical with the first of these projects, community leaders are skeptical despite the positive data
I knew everyone in my neighborhood until I learned to drive
Take a look at this protected pathway from a parking lot to an entrance. This needs to be the model for all parking in the US.
Rochester adds another piece to the network of connected public spaces along the mighty Genesee River
So often, we dictate what goes where in our cities. But once in a while, a space inspires us to understand what it begs to be.
A small space in an Upstate New York urban core that makes you want to stop and stay for a while
What we don’t know about the history of American cities could fill a healthy-sized textbook. Here’s why that book doesn’t exist…
New bike commuters often ask me about riding on the sidewalk as an alternative to our fear-inducing roads. Here’s my answer…
Armory Square in Downtown Syracuse was spared the wrecking ball of urban renewal… and it’s better today as a result
The heartbeat of Utica’s revitalization lies with an ambitious group of young people
A quick walk around Downtown Syracuse with mover and shaker Michael John Heagerty restored my faith that our cities can continue to thrive
An after work trip to a different city can be the perfect micro-getaway
Small cities make great day trips. Less ground to cover, less stress to “see it all.”
When I was twelve, I had a paper route. Little did I know the lessons I learned doing my first “job” would show me the lessons of density versus sprawl at a very early age
Pedestrians are the most vulnerable users of our right of ways. So why do they not receive the prioritization they deserve?