Wednesday, September 24, 2014


Amtrak is excited to announce the selection of 24 members of the literary community as the first group of writers to participate in the #AmtrakResidency program. Over the next year, they will work on writing projects of their choice in the unique workspace of a long-distance train. The 24 residents offer a diverse representation of the writing community and hail from across the country.

Amtrak blog

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The $1 million dollar parking spot

What will $1 million buy in New York City? A diamond-encrusted Cartier men’s watch. A small fleet of 2014 Bentley Continentals. Or maybe your very own parking spot in SoHo.

New York Times

Monday, September 08, 2014

Portland's New Bridge will be Carfree

A major transit bridge project that welcomes pretty much everything but cars might seem unfathomable in other American cities of similar size and geography. However, it’s anything but atypical in Portland, a city which historically hasn't snubbed the automobile per se but has long prided itself on offering its residents alternative ways to get around town.

Mother Nature Network

Friday, September 05, 2014

How Selling My Car, Saved My Life

When you grow up in California, having the right car to drive is very big deal. I mowed lawns and slung pizzas to pay for the privilege of driving. On my 16th birthday, I made that mythic teen-age journey to the DMV for a driver’s license. I was cool, in a 1965, baby blue, Mustang.


Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Dad Arrested For Picking Up Kids At School By Foot

A Tennessee father was arrested recently by an overzealous officer for picking his children up at school by foot. The school’s policy is that children can only be picked up by parents driving cars or kids can board a school bus.

The Urban Country

Friday, May 30, 2014

Is bike parking the key to better cities?

Not only is bike parking cheaper than car parking, it encourages healthier people, cleaner air, and safer roads.