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It's Time to Redefine the Single Occupancy Vehicle

It's Time to Redefine the Single Occupancy Vehicle

I keep thinking about the efficiency of the human body. Each model year comes equipped with space-saving design, lots of leg-room, built-in entertainment features, and is bio-fuel-compatible with generally limited emissions.

It's Time to Redefine the Single Occupancy Vehicle

It's Time to Redefine the Single Occupancy Vehicle

I keep thinking about the efficiency of the human body. Each model year comes equipped with space-saving design, lots of leg-room, built-in entertainment features, and is bio-fuel-compatible with generally limited emissions. On foot, we are nimble, responsive, and shaped to maximize the utilization of space. A crowd of people is not a traffic jam, it’s a party!

Can the Dutch Strategy for Cycling Work in North America?

Can the Dutch Strategy for Cycling Work in North America?

Building the Cycling City: The Dutch Blueprint For Urban Vitality is a new book by Chris Bruntlett and Melissa Bruntlett aimed at sharing the successful strategies The Netherlands has used to build cities at a human scale.

What Would It Take to Make the Big Jump to Active Towns?

What Would It Take to Make the Big Jump to Active Towns?

John Simmerman and his organization Active Towns want to see a massive increase in the number of places with a culture of physical activity. Come see John speak at the Strong Towns Regional Gathering in Plano, Texas, and learn what he’s doing to help create that change.

A LOSing Proposition

A LOSing Proposition

By overemphasizing vehicle Level of Service (LOS) we justify expensive, overbuilt streets that are dangerously inhospitable to people—just so drivers won’t be inconvenienced during peak travel times.

The Missing Middle of Biking

The Missing Middle of Biking

This creative bike rental program bridges the gap between short-term bike share and full bike ownership — making bikes accessible to those who normally couldn’t afford them.

A Naturally Bike-Friendly Town

A Naturally Bike-Friendly Town

My small Midwestern town is an ideal place to bike, which makes the whole community more affordable for everyone. And it's not because of protected bike lanes...

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.