Bob is a retired New York City fireman. Injured on the job, he went into retirement decades ago. There is pain, decades worth. But there is also time, far too much of it – the kind you must figure out what to do with rather than watch yourself wither. For Bob and so many in […]
I love looking back this time of year – did I keep my New Year’s Resolutions? What new places did I go to? Did I get outside as much as I had promised myself? And, one of the things that came up the other day while thinking about what the new year will bring, was my […]
Like most plans for public spaces San Diego’s Downtown Draft Mobility Plan is full of generalities posing as specific solutions. Complete Streets is a great concept, but its application needs to be carefully cultivated based on the needs and long term use of the block on which it is being installed.
Civic San Diego has released a draft of the long awaited Downtown San Diego Mobility Plan. It proposes significant changes to the street grid with a goal of reducing travel by car and increasing trips by bike and foot. Another objective is to lower carbon emissions in accordance with state law.
With vibrant neighborhoods, gentle terrain, the Big Bay and year round sunshine, Downtown San Diego figures to be on every list of America’s great cycling communities. We have everything… except the bicyclists. Why? It’s not very safe. The street grid favors cars. That’s about to change.
Sunday, August 11, 2013 was San Diego’s first Ciclovia inspired event named CicloSDias.
Yes, this is my autographed copy of the High Cost of Free Parking! I had the pleasure of serving on a panel with one of my professional crushes, Donald Shoup,
About a year and a half ago I left California to come to Texas. After spending over 25 years as an urban designer in the GoldenState, it was time to pack up and go. The writing was on the wall prior to my leaving in 2011. The end of Redevelopment to balance the State budget […]
Portland’s Sunday Parkways event gathered the bike faithful together. The Southwest Portland event kicked off Sunday with a little spiritual ceremony from a group of enthusiasts who have dubbed themselves the “Bike Temple,” which included a scripture-like reading from the city’s Bicycle Plan for 2030, reported the Oregonian.
San Diego – The first meeting to plan for a car-free days event in San Diego will take place this Saturday, June 16th, 2012 at 3pm, at Lestat’s Coffee House on 3343 Adams Ave. From the Facebook event page: This is a meeting of like minded individuals who would like to see a sunday parkways […]