Monthly Archives: December 2010

Art, Culture, and Progressive Change

TweetCulture is us.  It surrounds us, shapes our perceptions and beliefs.  And it is also our collective creation.  Its impact comes from our core biology as much as our psychological make up.  It is part of the tide that shapes … Continue reading

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Dear Readers…

TweetPosting a (mostly) weekly blog is bit like putting messages in a bottle and throwing them into the sea. My goal was to share information about the connections between transportation, health, environmental sustainability, the built environment, economic growth, and societal … Continue reading

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What Should Bicycle Advocacy Be Fighting For?

TweetI must be counting on the seasonal spirit of goodwill; but this week’s postings take on two of the more controversial issues in the bicycling community:  the impact of bike lanes and cycle tracks (near-road but physically separated or buffered … Continue reading

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Car-Free Sunday Streets; Night Light Follies; Priority Bus Lanes

TweetThree short items in this week’s post: 1) Transforming Boston into Mayor Menino’s goal of a “World Class Bicycling City’ requires a multifaceted strategy. One action area: creating the kind of car-free safety zone that lets “ordinary” people feel it … Continue reading

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Efficiency And Equity In Transportation Planning

TweetIn economics, “efficiency” only refers to the allocation of capital.  Unregulated markets that allow investors to seek the highest profit lead to the largest overall amount of capital growth, exclusive of any other societal effects. It implies that capital growth … Continue reading

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