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Best of 2018: Why We Need to Talk About Car Aggression

Best of 2018: Why We Need to Talk About Car Aggression

As a cycling advocate, I avoid talking about the times when riding a bike in the city is scary, because I don’t want to deter would-be new riders from giving it a try. There’s only one problem with pretending I’m never afraid: it isn’t true.

Getting From Here to There in Rural America

Getting From Here to There in Rural America

Being carless in rural communities, whether because of finance or circumstance, can be a debilitating and isolating situation. How can we meet rural America’s transportation needs in meaningful yet affordable ways?

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 Does Urbanism Mean in Rural America?

What Does Urbanism Mean in Rural America?

Our staff writer Aubrey Byron begins a new series: at least once a month, she will be exploring how Strong Towns concepts apply to rural locations. Whether it’s transit, the value of sewers versus septics in small towns, or the walkability of small towns, check out our new coverage of the #smallstrongtown.

So You Want to Build an ADU?

So You Want to Build an ADU?

Let’s walk through what it actually takes to build a small rental apartment on your property in Austin, Texas. It’s a lesson in how the city’s existing code stymies gentle, incremental, small-scale development.

CodeNEXT or None, Austin Has an Identity Crisis

CodeNEXT or None, Austin Has an Identity Crisis

Where is Austin supposed to put 135,000 new homes in ten years? The city posed the question. Diametrically opposed groups of residents could not come close to agreeing on the answer.

Why We Need to Talk About Car Aggression

Why We Need to Talk About Car Aggression

As a cycling advocate, I avoid talking about the times when riding a bike in the city is scary, because I don’t want to deter would-be new riders from giving it a try. There’s only one problem with pretending I’m never afraid: it isn’t true.

The True Cost of Debt in Atlanta’s Suburbs

The True Cost of Debt in Atlanta’s Suburbs

Cobb County, GA is a classic case of misplaced priorities. What could $400 million for a baseball stadium have achieved had it gone toward investing in citizens’ needs and achieving real wealth?

The Inequity of Pedestrian Deaths

The Inequity of Pedestrian Deaths

The continual rise of pedestrian deaths in poor neighborhoods has been a point of indifference in a city plagued by auto-oriented design.