Monthly Archives: April 2011

WHEN SHOUTING “FIRE” IS UNHEALTHY: Balancing Emergency Access, Travel Safety, and Public Health

TweetArriving late is every emergency worker’s nightmare. EMTs and firefighters know that new construction materials – plastics and composites – burn fast and release unpredictable clouds of toxic fumes.  It is estimated that people have about 3 minutes to escape … Continue reading

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SMALL STEPS FORWARD: Improvements To Applaud, Improvements To Make

TweetWhile we’re waiting for the big transformations needed to deal with climate change, resource depletion, dietary distortions, inequality, and the other despair-evoking problems we face, it’s good to remember that incremental improvements are still possible – and may be all … Continue reading

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REFRAMING ISSUES TO UNITE US: A Transportation Platform for Local Use

TweetTransportation for America (T4) is a huge national coalition (including LivableStreets Alliance) focused on getting improvements in the next federal transportation authorization bill – which is already overdue and now mired in Republican demands to reduce government activity and spending … Continue reading

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FROM SLOGANS TO STREET DESIGN: MassDOT Needs To Move

Tweet Because I’m out so many evenings and weekends, I try to reserve a couple of mid-week hours to bike with the Wednesday Wheelers.  This week the weather was fabulous and a small group of us did a great 40 … Continue reading

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