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The road ate my neighborhood!


Absolutely spot-on example of the bass ackwards thinking from old school Traffic Engineers. Sadly, we have a serious overpopulation of them living and working here in Michigan. The video created by Strong Towns would be hilarious if it weren’t so … Continue reading

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Cambridge’s “complete” Vassar Street


During our Boston St. Patrick’s Day weekend, we wandered around parts of Cambridge and MIT’s campus.  One of the places we chanced upon after our bike sharing tour along the Charles River was Vassar Street. This approximate two-mile long urban thoroughfare … Continue reading

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Implementing your “Complete Streets” policy


Last night I had the opportunity to attend a regional transportation forum in Greater Lansing which dealt with how you go about implementing “Complete Streets” once your community has adopted a resolution, policy, and/or ordinance.  Since eight communities in Mid-Michigan … Continue reading

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Excellence in small city planning


I had the honor last week to vacation in Brevard County, Florida. Of all the communities of this dynamic county, the City of Cape Canaveral immediately stood out as exemplary in its community planning efforts, particularly in regards to land … Continue reading

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