In rural areas there is a particular need to bring people physically together,...– The National Endowment for the Arts announces leadership of Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design
America is also being left behind by the rest of the world.– How the Transportation Bill Failed America - Commute - The Atlantic Cities
Cities by nature are natural aggregators. We aggregate people, we aggregate...– The Suburban Ripple Effect of Sustainable Cities - Technology - The Atlantic Cities
I will never live in the suburbs.– For 1st time in a century, U.S. cities growing faster than suburbs, as young adults choose city life - CBS News
I think the biggest fake ever perpetrated is that children like, and need, big...– Straphanger: Saving Our Cities and Ourselves from the Automobile - Taras Grescoe - Google Books
Another carrot was the federally-funded highway system, the “greatest public...– Brief history of suburbs and sprawl, according to Taras Grescoe’s “Straphanger” | Steven Can Plan
deaths resulting from cycling collisions, just like motor vehicle collision...– Ontario Coroners Report on Bike Safety Has Lessons That Apply Everywhere : TreeHugger
One great asset of this part of town, and other older neighborhoods across...– Down on the Corner | Planetizen
So why are complete streets vital? Because I am in a place today that all of us...– yogaprof: Why Complete Streets Are For All Of Us
I love the smell of the universe in the morning.– Neil deGrasse Tyson, who has his very own Explore tag. Hear him at his most eloquent. (via explore-blog)
The majority of open spaces in cities are streets. That means the street system...– Q A> Laurie Olin - The Architect’s Newspaper
I’ve liked old cars ever since I was a kid, and I think I just must have...– Boomers finally can afford the car of their (teenage) dreams – USATODAY.com
The real question is: do we want city friendly roads, or freeways?– The South Fraser Blog: Poor Road Building in BC
in America, a city is like a business. And if you go out of business, then well,...– How to Tell if Your City is Dying Paris can never die.
If you hit a cyclist there is a life gone. If it is embedded in your culture...– Put onus on drivers, says cycling world champion Mark Cavendish
You know, ‘If I can’t drive, I might as well die because life is...– Older drivers face a dilemma | StarTribune.com Actually, I think it is the rest of us facing the dilemma. Needed to mention the design of our communities to be less car-dependent.
Fifty years ago, parks were only for the wealthy side of town. Now, everybody...– Palm Beach Post : Recreation equals revenue to local communities
It’s a chance for us to say, ‘Let’s just try it. If it doesn’t work, we’ll take...– Parklets: The Next Big Tiny Idea in Urban Planning
..much of contemporary community design practice is focused on channeling all...– Community Design and the Incidence of Crashes Involving Pedestrians and Motorists Aged 75 and Older(pdf) Final report… traffic geekery.
Make stupid places smart.– 7 Ways to Disrupt Your Public Space | Project for Public Spaces Who needs the other 6?
I also simply enjoy getting on my bike more than I enjoy getting into the car.– Forget calorie and carbon reduction: here’s the real reason people ride bikes via the “The Davis Bicycle Studies: Why do I bicycle but my neighbor doesn’t?”
If you think the most important safety measure for cycling is being protected...– A Compulsory Helmet Law Won’t Make NYC Cyclists Safer | Streetsblog New York City Appreciate the articulation.
I don’t plan to ever wear you again, but I still appreciate our time together...– Dear Bicycle Helmet via The Urban Country Bicycle Blog:
I love my bike, it’s like an extension of me, maybe more so than a car...– Can Ditching Your Car Make You Feel More Free? - Cities - GOOD
Complaining is stupid. Either act or forget.– Design icon Stefan Sagmeister in the excellent Things I have learned in my life so far. (↬ swissmiss)