Monthly Archives: October 2011

Modern urban mobility – “share and share a bike”


My employer was gracious enough to start an employee bike-sharing program several years ago as one way to improve employee heath and fitness, as well as lower insurance and transportation costs. Two bikes are parked for shared use near the … Continue reading

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“Downtown” is the 21st century place to be!


I guess Petula Clark was just 47 years ahead of her time when she sang the 1964 hit song, “Downtown,” because I attended a fascinating forum last night in downtown Lansing on “Downtown Pioneers – The New Environmentalists.” The forum was … Continue reading

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The latest in urban transportation – the velomobile


Just when you think you have seen everything in the bicycle and/or urban travel evolution, something new comes along that catches your fancy. This step in the evolutionary process has an an amazing resemblence a combination of soapbox derby racer … Continue reading

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America’s best modern city park


One could probably debate all day long about which historic city park is best in the United States. Top contenders would certainly include the Boston Common, Central Park in New York City, Grant Park in Chicago, and Forest Park in … Continue reading

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Scenes from the Circle City


Here are a few photos from Indianapolis taken this past Friday (Sept. 30th). during a tour given by my brother. I was very impressed by the Cultural Trail and the ongoing revitalization efforts taking shape in Woodruff Place, in the Massachusetts (a.k.a. … Continue reading

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Scenes from Chicago


A few of the photos I took yesterday during my Amtrak layover in Chicago. In my personal opinion, Chicago is still the most amazing, vibrant, and active of America’s big cities. Enjoy!

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