One Track Minds

One Track Minds

Our collective failure to make the bicycle a viable transportation option for most Americans says more about our confused approach to city management than it does about a movement to rid the world of bike lanes.

Design Speed is a Value Statement

Design Speed is a Value Statement

Choosing a design speed is an application of core values. We shouldn't allow the engineering profession to make this decision for us.

The Risks and Rewards of Building for People

The Risks and Rewards of Building for People

Roadway changes that give more space to pedestrians, bicyclists, or buses may challenge the status quo, but multimodal communities will be more resilient in the long run.

Mont Saint-Michel on the Prairie

Mont Saint-Michel on the Prairie

The way we finance new developments in suburban communities is one giant Ponzi Scheme, but no one seems to realize how doomed the whole thing is.

Today is Yesterday’s Tomorrow

Today is Yesterday’s Tomorrow

Over the last 70 years, our cities and towns have spread out in a way that our forebears never dreamed of, and that future generations will never be able to pay for.

Slow the Cars

Slow the Cars

The most compelling thing we can do today to make our cities wealthier and more successful is to substantially slow automobile speeds on our streets.

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In honor of one of America's most significant leaders, we'll be taking the day off from content and we'll resume our usual schedule tomorrow.