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.

Thursday, October 21, 2004

Following upon my post yesterday, Trevor Bourget suggests an entire movement called Anarchic Cycling.

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Andrew Koebrick, president of the Minnesota Bicycle & Pedestrian Alliance, is an advocate of "stealth cycling" -- riding one's bicycle without lights at nighttime -- in order to avoid being attacked by belligerent motorists or pedestrians. Has it come to this?

Friday, October 15, 2004

For better or worse, sentiments like this could tip a presidential election.

Thursday, October 14, 2004

The New York Times reports pedestrians talking on cellphones have become a major cause of "pedlock" and subsequent "ped-rage."

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Study: Living in the Suburbs Can Make You Sick. Apparently, it's healthier to live in dense urban areas including New York City, San Francisco and Boston. Just the latest in a series of such findings.

Saturday, October 09, 2004

A jury has decided that sidewalks are a necessary safety feature, which the city of Fontana discovered the hard way.

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Press release: Drive Safely Work Week Campaign Keeps Employees Safe on the Road. Press coverage from The Pasadena (TX) Citizen, Insurance Journal, the Detroit Free Press, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, South Bay (NY) News, the Cincinatti Enquirer, Augusta (VA) Free Press, and Belleville (IL) News-Democrat. No coverage in any of the major California newspapers: I checked the San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury-News, Contra-Costa Times, Sacramento Bee, Oakland Tribune, and Los Angeles Times. Time for California to treat safe driving more seriously. The state certainly has its share of dangerous driving. Ironically, instead, California this week is promoting Walk to School Week.