Monthly Archives: November 2012

IMPROVING LIVABILITY, CONTROLING DISPLACEMENT: Can You Upgrade a Neighborhood Without Destroying it’s Community?

TweetA new effort has begun to bring improved transit and bicycle facilities to Roxbury, the base of Boston’s African-American community. (Full disclosure: On behalf of LivableStreets Alliance, I’m involved.) While most local people welcome the idea of more efficient bus … Continue reading

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ADVENTURES OF A MOUNTAIN BIKE VIRGIN: The Pleasure of Very Low Gears

TweetAs a regular back-packer, my original perception of cross country Mountain Bikers was of arrogant punks who wrecked both the silence and the trail.  And the Down Hill bikers were even crazier – they get driven to the top and … Continue reading

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ELECTION EMOTIONS: Pride, Hope, Relief and the Need For More

TweetI am old enough to remember the “Whites Only” signs on the water fountains and bathrooms in the American South, the place from which South Africa learned about Apartheid.  I remember the anguish my brother went through when he came … Continue reading

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