Community Calls For Improved Safety Measures At Brooklyn Intersection

It makes me sick that this happened. It also makes me sick that transportation precautions to protect cyclists and pedestrians are lacking in more places than they are present, and that they would absolutely mitigate the chance of fatalities. What will it take for the City to act? Also, the Bandes family has my deepest… Continue reading Community Calls For Improved Safety Measures At Brooklyn Intersection

Bike Corrals Expanding Access to Businesses

Clear, simply-put argument for the benefit of bike parking rather than car parking. But, that’s because I’m a cyclist. If you’re a car owner in a city of already-limited places to park, I can see where this is frustrating and continues to separate, rather than unite, a community (in this article’s case, my community). It’s… Continue reading Bike Corrals Expanding Access to Businesses

Death and Taxes Collide as Fatal Crashes Mount on IRS Filing Day

This is sad but not all that surprising. Stress can really make people act less than perfectly, and a nation of (unnecessarily!) stressed out individuals definitely could cause crashes. Deaths from traffic accidents around April 15, traditionally the last day to file individual income taxes in the U.S., rose 6 percent on average on each… Continue reading Death and Taxes Collide as Fatal Crashes Mount on IRS Filing Day

How or Why Cars Erode Cities & Villages

Haverstraw, 1940 Another way to understand the destructive nature of cars on downtowns is the psychology that cars create amongst ‘motorists’ or those that regularly use cars to get around. As Americans became more and more reliant on cars to live their daily lives, they unknowingly gravitated toward shopping centers that were most convenient for… Continue reading How or Why Cars Erode Cities & Villages