4th Ave. · bike · bikes · car · Google · Google Earth · Google SketchUp · Tucson · University of Arizona

A Better 4th Ave: Bike Boulevard Scenario Final Project

4th Ave. and Elm St. When I watch people bike around the nationally recognized bicycle friendly campus at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona, I see people biking slow, biking fast, wearing flip-flops, talking on cellphones, talking to friends, etc. Some people would identify this as “bad biking behavior”; I see it as something… Continue reading A Better 4th Ave: Bike Boulevard Scenario Final Project

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America · bikes · economy · government · Middle East · money · oil · powershift 2011 · Tucson · Tucson Velo

Looking Past the Present

It feels like 2008 all over again. Gas prices are on the rise and suddenly everyone is dusting off the bike or the fuel efficient four door. SUV’s have gone back out of vogue and in some metro areas, transit use is on the rise. Of course, transit use has not risen nearly as dramatically… Continue reading Looking Past the Present

bikes · biking · BMX · critical mass · Google Maps · Living Streets Alliance · Tucson

Tuesday Night Community Bike Ride

On the evening of April 5, I participated in the Tuesday Night Community Bike Ride for the first time. This ride, in one form or another, has been occuring for years. In the past, it has appeared in the local news, receiving both positive and negative press. I had known about the existence of it… Continue reading Tuesday Night Community Bike Ride

bikes · car sharing · Living Streets Alliance · LSA · SunTran · technology · transit · transportation · Tucson

Rethinking the Automobile: Communal Carsharing

American transportation, and especially “alternative” and “sustainable” transportation, is sometimes framed in a black and white, “car vs. everyone else” context. This type of framing is especially prevalent among certain portions of the population that only uses single occupancy vehicles to travel around. Since single occupancy vehicles use the majority of public road space, some… Continue reading Rethinking the Automobile: Communal Carsharing

Arizona · BikeFest · bikes · biking · cyclovia · Google · Google Maps · government · open · transit · transparency · Tucson · Tucson Velo · work

All Things Tucson, Tech and Transport

Much has occurred in the past couple weeks since my previous post. 1. Cyclovia Tucson 2011. The event was amazing and everything operated very well. The estimated turn out was 10,000 people. I worked at an information booth on 4th Ave. and 30th St. I do not frequently spend time in South Tucson so it… Continue reading All Things Tucson, Tech and Transport

bikes · biking · Europe · Living Streets Alliance · Tucson · Tucson Velo · urban

Recent Developments: Back in Tucson and the Living Streets Alliance

NOTE: This was a post I had started a few months back before spring semester commenced. Since then, things have become infinitely more busy. However, now I have a better idea of the direction I want to move in. This post is a combination of the old material I had previously written and newer updates… Continue reading Recent Developments: Back in Tucson and the Living Streets Alliance

Albuquerque · bikes · biking · equity · regional · revolution · trails · transportation · walk · walkable

MANIFESTO

This is a long post. However, you should still skim through it because it is in easy to read outline format! This is basically my structured methodology about how to create an actual transportation revolution, one street at a time. So, here it is: Key to a Social Revolution: Transportation EquityTransportation equity follows one basic… Continue reading MANIFESTO

automobile · bikes · Cape Cod · car dependency · commuter · distance · driving · roads · traffic · trails · USA

Biking in the Cape: Some Lessons and Ideas

Today, my family and I enjoyed a long bike ride through Cape Cod, Massachusetts. This ride was made possible by a national program called Rails to Trails. The program is pretty self-explanatory: previous rail lines are converted into bike and/or multi use trails. It is great program that has led to the completion of many… Continue reading Biking in the Cape: Some Lessons and Ideas

bikes · Boston · car sharing · cars · density · freeways · highways · MBTA · urban

Beantown: Urban Form and Function

Density: The part of Boston I am staying in (Back Bay) is quite dense, especially compared to the rest of the United States. This makes sense as Boston is one of the oldest American cities. It is also very diverse and educated, being home to a massive number of universities. The city itself is different… Continue reading Beantown: Urban Form and Function