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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!

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 Magic of Tree-Lined Streets

The Magic of Tree-Lined Streets

Whether you care about the environment, property values, public health, or your city’s bottom line, you can make your town stronger by planting trees.

The Art of Being a Red State Liberal

The Art of Being a Red State Liberal

It’s easy to caricature people you don’t know or understand, and it can be satisfying in a superficial way. It’s much more difficult to accept that people are multidimensional, and what you know of one dimension may not represent the entire human being.

Why I Never Moved to Portland

Why I Never Moved to Portland

My plan was always to leave Oklahoma for lovely, liberal Portland. It didn’t work out that way, but I got something much better by hanging around.

Find A Place You Love That Needs You

Find A Place You Love That Needs You

A neighborhood is an ecosystem, a quirky human habitat, and when it’s been damaged by generations of neglect, it probably needs help that has nothing to do with repairing roofs and bringing wiring up to code.