It has been many week since I have written a post. This is due to a variety of reasons. I am currently working as an intern at the United States Senate. I am involved in variety of projects and activities related to a variety of topics. My primary focus has been active transportation in relation… Continue reading The Last Post
Today I read about a new feature of Google Maps called Google MapMaker. I originally read about it here on the Transportation Nation website. This feature allows people to add aspects of their local area that are missing from the existing Google Map. According to the into video for this feature, you know your neighborhood… Continue reading Google MapMaker: Edit Your World
Every day, I continue to learn more about the world. While I could easily write for pages about the infinite universe we inhabit, I will stick to the topic of transit today. A few weeks ago, the website Next American City wrote about a study documenting the effects of technology upon people who decided to… Continue reading What Do We Want?
April 6: First Tucson Transit Task Force Meeting – I met with small group of people from the Living Streets Alliance and from other local groups to brainstorm a strategy for addressing issues of transit funding, expansion and awareness. I learned much about the history of transit in Tucson, from the relationships between the various… Continue reading Tucson Transit Task Force and Imagine Greater Tucson: Methods of Shaping Our Future
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
In my GEOG 416E geovisualization class, we recently completed a lab. The premise of this lab was based on comparing the properties of Google Map/Google Earth vs. ArcGIS as geovisualization tools. For my project, I decided to do a cultural and spatial interpretation of the Central Avenue corridor in Albuquerque from a urban planning perspective.… Continue reading The Central Avenue Corridor, Albuquerque, NM
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
Here I am, back again. I have not written in a very long time. This is due to the fact that I am in España (Spain)! I will be in Europe until early January and then return to the University of Arizona for one and a half more semesters. The first item I would like… Continue reading New Title, New Vision, New Ideas
I have just completed my short five day stay in Madrid, España and am now in Alcala de Henares to begin my actual studies. Though I usually write about transportation, I am interested in anything remotely related to urban form and development and this topic is definitely related. During my adventures through Madrid (by foot… Continue reading ART or GRAFFITI?
I have not posted for a long time. This has been due to the fact that I have been extremely busy working at the ABQ Ride offices and preparing to study abroad in Alcala de Henares, España. This summer, I had a paid internship at ABQ Ride. During my time there, I managed to accomplish… Continue reading Goodbye ABQ Ride, Hola España