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An opportunity to be part of Detroit’s rebirth


The Detroit Eastside Community Collaborative is working to raise funds to obtain a state matching grant for a new Greenway Friendly Bus Stop (see image above) at the corner of Gratiot and Conner in the City of Detroit. Not only … Continue reading

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Ten lessons from Dublin, Glasgow, and Manchester


The following post is a variation of a post written for rustwire.com, which was published earlier this week. I’ve had the distinct privilege and honor of visiting the great cities of Dublin, Ireland; Glasgow, Scotland; and Manchester, England over the … Continue reading

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Stop toying with AMTRAK funding, dammit!


I am so sick and tired of the conservative element in Congress annually trying to defund all or part of AMTRAK. Who are these fools? AMTRAK is regularly setting records for ridership and they want to reduce funding – approximately … Continue reading

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One dandy TOD presentation


This morning, I had the privilege of hearing an excellent presentation by Ms. Dena Belzer, President of Strategic Economics entitled, An Introduction to TOD and the Relationship Between Transit and Economic Development.  During her presentation Ms. Belzer made the following … Continue reading

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Implementing your “Complete Streets” policy


Last night I had the opportunity to attend a regional transportation forum in Greater Lansing which dealt with how you go about implementing “Complete Streets” once your community has adopted a resolution, policy, and/or ordinance.  Since eight communities in Mid-Michigan … Continue reading

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Yosemite National Parking Lot


I visited the lovely, but very hot Yosemite National Park for the first time today (Monday). Despite it being a Monday (second least busy day on average) and a number of school systems starting classes around the nation, the park … Continue reading

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Guest post – Biking at Grand Canyon National Park


Many thanks to my friend Bob Lovell for providing this terrific summary of biking options at Grand Canyon National Park’s South Rim. All photos are by the author.  Biking at Grand Canyon National Park (South Rim) by Bob Lovell No, … Continue reading

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Coalescing regional active transportation


Greater Lansing’s second regional active transportation forum was held last night at the Michigan Fitness Foundation’s headquarters in Old Town. The initial event had been held in November, 2011. Both events have been well attended (approximately 25 last night), depict a … Continue reading

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A vision for creating “share-ports”


As our transportation mode choices expand and the infrastructure is being improved and upgraded for complete streets; bus rapid transit, modern streetcars, or light rail; bicycle commuting; bike and/or car sharing; and walkability, coordinating all these expanded choices into a … Continue reading

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Towards TOCs (Transit Oriented Cities)


Another great post by daydreamemporium which is reposted here with their permission. Enjoy! TOD or Transit Oriented Development is a term that gets thrown around a lot in urban planning. It basically means arranging people and the places they like to … Continue reading

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