Monthly Archives: February 2012

BIKE HELMETS, CRASH SAFETY, AND PUBLIC HEALTH: From Anecdote to Evidence

TweetI wear a bike helmet.  Always.  Every time I get on a bike.  I don’t think that the helmet will keep me from having an accident, just that it will protect me from serious head injury if I do. It’s … Continue reading

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LEVERAGING PUBLIC SPENDING FOR MAXIMUM IMPACT: Do Multiple Goals Make Projects Better — or Unmanageable?

TweetKeep It Simple.  Focus.  You can’t walk and tie your shoes at the same time.  Projects are much easier to manage, and it is easier to hold project managers accountable, if there is a single and explicit goal.  Transparency is … Continue reading

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GENERATING THE POWER TO SAVE THE “T”: The Business Community Needs To Move

TweetWhat will save the MBTA – and our region – from the disastrous effects of proposed service reductions and price increases?  Over the past few years, in response to the demand for “reform before revenue,” innovative T leadership has significantly … Continue reading

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SAFETY AND THE LAW: When Are Higher Penalties The Right Tool For Changing Behaviors

TweetThe Cambridge City Council recently passed a home rule petition (HB3852)  asking the state Legislature to give it the authority to significantly increase the penalties to be paid by pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists for a wide variety of road violations.  … Continue reading

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