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ABQ Bike Planning Open House: Some Great Ideas

Yesterday (May 19, 2010), I attended a meeting that discussed Albuquerques long-term plan for bikeways, trailways and other non-automotive infrastructure improvements (ABQ Bike Map [PDF]). The Albuquerque Bikeways and Trails Master Plan Update is a series of meeting that will be occurring throughout the next year. They will be a series of discussions about the… Continue reading ABQ Bike Planning Open House: Some Great Ideas

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automobile dependency · gasoline · life · livability · NYC · oil · poeple · tax · taxation · transit · transportation · zip code

A Gas Tax Solution: Not All Urban Areas Are Created Equal

Let’s face it: our infrastructure is broken. As population and road growth increases every year, less and less money is dedicated to essential infrastructure. As a country and people, what should we do? How can the government help? I have read many articles recently discussing the idea of a gas tax in order to pay… Continue reading A Gas Tax Solution: Not All Urban Areas Are Created Equal

automobile dependency · density · diverse · income · neighborhood · New Urbanism · sprawl · transportation · urban · zoning

What Kind of Neighborhoods Do Americans Want?

All day, I read blogs and studies citing the importance of progressive planning policy. These articles discuss all the benefits of creating developments that are walkable and “New Urbanist” in nature. I do not disagree with any of these statements or opinions. In fact, I agree with the vast majority of them. These are not… Continue reading What Kind of Neighborhoods Do Americans Want?