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Jessica Meaney advocates for safe walkable streets.
Q&A with Jessica Meaney: Safe Routes to School National Partnership
This interview is part of a series of interviews featuring sustainable transportation advocates, planners, engineers, journalists, sociologists, and other experts working to shed light on best practices and solutions from across the globe. We welcome your suggestions for future Q&As. ...
The view from my expressway bus trip on the I-10 freeway. Photo by Nate Baird.
Wanted: Photos From Your Trips in Transit
Via Streetsblog Los Angeles: UCLA researchers at their Institute of Transportation Studies are looking for volunteers to help with one of their research projects by creating a photo essay of their travels on transit. The thought is that by analyzing ...
Bikes on Los Angeles County Metro's Gold Line. Photo by Nate Baird.
Bikes on Board: The Latest Research on Bicycle/Transit Integration
Unfortunately, I didn’t get to make it to the recent TRB conference. But a few colleagues have come back from the conference bearing wonderful souvenirs, DVD-ROM discs packed full with details of the latest transportation research. As a budding bicycle ...
Waiting for service. Photo by Nate Baird.
The Pedicab Experience
While TheCityFix has made the case for the pedicab before, it’s always good (but rare) to see a writer from the “mainstream media” lauding the three-wheeled transport option. The Times’ Ariel Kaminar’s sensitive and experiential inquiry provides helpful insight into, and light-hearted ...
NYC bike box. Photo by Nate Baird.
Must Dark Days Precede Bike Infrastructure Gains?
Following all the excitement of Walk 21,  where the advantages of walking and bicycling infrastructure frequently took center stage, it’s a bit sobering to take note of what happens in the absence of such facilities.  BikePortland.com linked yesterday to a ...
Volunteers staff the bike share booth for the Hudson on the Holland (www.ny400.org) festivities. Photo by Ensie.
Going Dutch in New York
A temporary bike share (courtesy of the Dutch Embassy) was definitely one of the highlights of my recent trip to New York City, which all year has been celebrating the 400th anniversary of Captain Henry Hudson’s voyage to “New Amsterdam,” ...
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