Urbification: Taking the sub out of Calif. suburbs

Walking. Bicycling. Alternatives to Driving Everywhere. Social justice. Alternatives to suburban boredom and waste. And the infrastructure and technology needed to get there.

Friday, May 30, 2003

"Peter Principle," writing on the segway-open mailing list: "The Segway is *very* hard on the body in terms of shock from normal use. It's almost as bad as jogging. By not addressing this obvious issue in any way, Segway risks losing what is potentially their largest short term market - aging boomers with arthritis, bad knees, backs, necks, etc., that would love to be pedestrians again."

Saturday, May 17, 2003

Innovation Briefs: "Charging for access to highway facilities that offer a higher level of service in the form of faster, more reliable travel, is an idea whose time, we believe, is coming."

Sunday, May 11, 2003

USA Today: "Many experts on public health say the way neighborhoods are built is to blame for Americans' physical inactivity -- and the resulting epidemic of obesity...suddenly, the crowded city looks healthy."

Friday, May 09, 2003

Sacramento Bee: "A big part of why California consumes so much is how California has decided to grow -- ever outward rather than up. Particularly depressing about "State of Denial" is how precious few California lifestyles, given this sprawling growth pattern, are environmentally sustainable. In the Sacramento region, the only planet-friendly existence that reporters managed to find is one that requires living in midtown, sharing an apartment, rarely driving and eating a vegetarian diet."