Great, good stuff for planners


If you have not had a chance to read the May/June 2012 issue of Planning magazine, please do. It contains a terrific series of articles on Transportation topics. In particular, I highly recommend the stories entitled:
  • “Power to the (Bike) People” by Adam Regn Arvidson;
  • “What’s Next for Rail” by Jeffrey Spivaak; and
  • “Your Car, My Car” by  Alice Bieszczat and Joe Schwieterman.
All three are interesting and very informative. For instance, I had no idea how many new players have entered the car-sharing marketplace to compete with ZipCar. Kudos to the authors and to those at the APA for publishing a terrific edition of the magazine. Unfortunately, in most instances, you have to be a member of the APA to view the magazine online. Hopefully, a copy is available at your local library.
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3 Responses to Great, good stuff for planners

  1. Rick, are you aware of any smaller communities that have taken progressive steps and had success in introduce biking into their city?

    Also, are there any communities that have tried unique approaches to their “parking problem?”

    The answer is yes, I have a meeting with officials tomorrow to discuss new strategies for our downtown. Every time I suggest alternative methods which leave cars out of the equation it goes right over their heads. I wanted some sound examples to throw out there.

    Any help would be much appreciated, thank you!

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