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Hubway’s the way to bike Boston


Kathy and I joined my son Jonathan on a morning bike ride along both sides of the Charles River in Cambridge and Boston Saturday morning. While Hubway is located throughout much of the central parts of the Boston urban area, … Continue reading

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Incredible Dutch bicycling bridges


Above and below are a series of images of a few of the most spectacular and inspiring bicycle bridges you will ever see on this planet. All of them are located or proposed in the Netherlands – home of windmills, … Continue reading

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More beneficial use of highway money


Late in 2013 a brand new interstate highway interchange opened along I-96 at Latson Road near Howell, Michigan. The cost of this single, basic  “diamond-shaped” interchange was $32 million dollars. While many people in suburban Livingston County are probably thrilled with a … Continue reading

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Turning bold visions into reality


Kudos to Planning magazine for an insightful and interesting article in the January 2014 edition on the Atlanta BeltLine. Entitled, “Emerald Necklace, Southern Style,” author Alexander Garvin provides a terrific summary of this project by means of an excerpt from … Continue reading

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Images of the Michigan Bike Expo


Neither blowing snow, nor single digits temperatures, nor icy roads could keep the truly determined from attending today’s Michigan Bike Expo at the Michigan State University’s Ag Pavilion. For the first time, the Michigan Mountain Biking Association, the League of Michigan … Continue reading

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Frontier trailhead towns of the Old West


During the great migration of emigrating pioneers across the America’s western frontier, certain towns became the primary staging and supply points for settlers, wagon trains, stagecoaches, cattle drives, and communications. These trailhead towns were key to the development of the … Continue reading

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Winter scenes on the Boulder Creek Path


Below are series of photos from my morning hike with my middle son this past Monday, January 6th, along portions of the 5.5 mile long Boulder Creek Path near the campus of the University of Colorado. It was absolutely gorgeous on this … Continue reading

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This is what great planning is all about!


Anyone remotely interested in urban planning, revitalization, hiking, kayaking, bicycling, history, civics, urban design, community spirit, canals, economic development, the environment, or cities in general should download and listen to the November 19, 2013 podcast and powerpoint presentation of Tuesdays … Continue reading

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An Appalachian Trail hiking tale


Last Thursday, November 21st, Kathy and I had the pleasure of hearing former State Representative Mark Meadows describe his 1,000 plus mile hike along the southern half of the Appalachian Trail from Springer Mountain, Georgia to Maryland.  As Appalachian Trail … Continue reading

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Green ribbons of bliss – creating cross-metropolitan scenic hiking trails


As an avid hiker, I love spending time in the great outdoors communing with nature. The sounds of a babbling brook, bird songs, windblown tree canopies, or crunching leaves underfoot are among the most enjoyable on Earth. That being said, … Continue reading

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