Monthly Archives: April 2013

BICYCLING SAFETY: Preventing Injury Requires Multiple Strategies

TweetIn recent years, bicycling has increased nationwide.  However, the growing numbers are most visible in urban areas where car congestion and mixed-use density make cycling particularly useful, which also gives bicylists the political clout to push for improved safety facilities. … Continue reading

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ANOTHER GENIE OUT OF THE BOTTLE: Be Careful What You Wish For; You Might Get It.

TweetGenie’s are, by mythological definition, very powerful.  They can open cave walls, turn dirt into gold, and make carpets fly.  They are also devious, granting wishes in ways that turn benefits into burdens – an autonomous force from whom, in … Continue reading

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PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS The Priority Must Be Enhancing Public Value

TweetEnthusiastic support for Public-Private Partnerships (P3) seems to extend across the entire political spectrum. The P3 label is a huge umbrella, providing space for small-government conservatives who think business can do things better, pragmatic liberals who want to harness the … Continue reading

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FIX IT NOW: Postponing the Necessary is Dangerous Policy and Misguided Politics

Tweet“It’s not the vehicles,” points out MBTA General Manager Dr. Beverly Scott, “it’s the people and places.”  She’s right – transportation is not ultimately about moving things from one place to another, not about the roads or rails, but about … Continue reading

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