Tag Archives: Livable Cities

Building Sidewalks For Children

What have our societies become when local authorities are forced to apply for grants to build sidewalks for children? While this is a good thing, as it allows the children to engage in healthier options for traveling to school, it … Continue reading

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Neuroscientists Have Found The Cause For Car Dependence, But Will They Find The Cure?

Don’t you just love it when writers come up with catchy titles? I’m not referring to my own title, of course, but rather to the title of an article I found on The Atlantic Cities website entitled “The Neuroscience of … Continue reading

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Should A Three Foot Passing Law Apply To All Road Users?

One of my readers is a strong advocate of the three foot passing law which requires motor vehicles to allow three feet, as a buffer zone, when passing bicycles. He often leaves comments to that effect. Generally speaking, I’m in … Continue reading

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Disheartening News About Cycling Heart Health

Cycling is always touted as a healthy activity. It exercises the legs, lungs, heart and the rest of the body to a lesser extent. Such activity provides a good way to lose weight and keep that weight off. But, as … Continue reading

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Overdeveloping Land To The Point Where Roads Are Only Accessible By Car

I was walking to a restaurant recently when I spotted a cyclist riding on the sidewalk alongside a major thoroughfare. Seated on a high end road bike, he was not the type of cyclist I would have expected to find … Continue reading

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The World Of Vehicles In Reverse

Just as railroad tracks have always belonged to trains, roads have always belonged to cars. Their purpose was to create a level, smooth surface ideal for operating motorized rolling vehicles. Thick black tires glided over newly paved roads, almost effortlessly, … Continue reading

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Smart Cities, Dumb Burbs

I don’t remember exactly when it started, but at some point in recent history, cities started getting smarter and suburbs started getting dumber. It began when city planners decided to revitalize urban areas, which, in many cities, had fallen into … Continue reading

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