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Ten Planning Lessons from Chicago’s Northside Neighborhoods


  Below is my list of top ten planning lessons garnered from visits to nearly all of Northside Chicago neighborhoods over the past few years, especially those located to the north and east of I-90/94 (The Kennedy Expressway). Even with … Continue reading

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Ten planning lessons from Colorado’s Front Range


Below is my list of ten planning lessons learned from multiple visits to Colorado’s Front Range in the past 18 months. Some are positive, some are not. They are presented in no particular order of preference. Cheers! A large, auto-centric city … Continue reading

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Applying smart commute to travel


We were very pleased and proud to utilize forms of smart commuting for our entire trip to/in/from Ireland last week. The following is a breakdown of our smart commute trips during our eight days of travel: Commuter rail – 4 … Continue reading

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The loveliest commuter railway of all


I will grant that I have not ridden every commuter railway line on the planet, but one would find it hard to find a one any lovelier than the DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) line that extends 17 miles from Dublin’s … Continue reading

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Where mass transit matters (pt. 2) – busiest North American commuter railroads


As a follow-up to the post on the World’s Busies Metros/Subways, here’s a list of the busiest commuter railroads in the United States and Canada. Considering the number of folks who utilize metros, subways, and/or commuter rail in American cities, it sure … Continue reading

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Delhi’s railway system is first to earn U.N. carbon credits


Kudos to Delhi, India and its Metro Rail Corporation. According to a story on the BBC, Delhi’s system is the first in the world to earn United Nations carbon credits.  The story goes on to note: “The transport system has … Continue reading

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