New bike commuters often ask me about riding on the sidewalk as an alternative to our fear-inducing roads. Here’s my answer…
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
A retail stretch along Route 15 in Pennsylvania is, quite literally, only accessible by car
It’s the simple things that will help public transportation most
Public transit is better for our communities and our environment. But for me and other like me, it’s simply more fun.
Sadly, a lack of funding too often negates our ability to serve a population that chooses transit AND one that relies on it.
Inverness is a city in Scotland that has less than a quarter of the population of my home city and more than 5 times the train departures. The incredible disparity between U.S. and European passenger rail systems is astounding
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
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
Why it’s so hard to get suburban transit projects done
Every e-scooter share problem could be resolved if cars weren’t exclusively prioritized
We not only have to fight for transit funding, we have to fight for it when it appears to the casual observer that it’s not working
What drivers don’t understand about bikes on our American roads
The key elements of urbanistic thinking can help us making better decisions about where we live, even if that’s not “downtown.”