Cycling, Buses, Cars, Walking and More: Recent Articles

I realize I’ve fallen behind on sharing articles I find on the topics we cover. I realize this because I’ve got several dozen bookmarked and not used for articles. I accumulate them and look for connecting threads which aren’t always readily apparent. So, today I’ll share several from the last several months which are loosely […]

There’s Nowhere To Park Downtown! (Not) City Announces Parking Changes

It’s the only topic guaranteed to be discussed in every city the rest of our lifetimes and beyond. Generations of us have lived in suburbs where the parking expectation is that we park in front of the door we expect to enter. The only garage we want to encounter holds each of our three cars […]

Closure (For Now) on Parking and Development – Plus an Idea: Vertical Gardens

Let me start today’s post with some comments and clarifications after yesterday’s (mostly) good conversation. I tried in my article to give each of the different perspectives on what is a complicated economic issue. As Bill Lyons pointed out in his comment, finding the right balance and knowing when to take a leap of faith […]

A Road Diet to Save Pedestrians, Businesses and Parking (Maybe)

Here’s another guest post from my friend Greg Manter. He’s the one who brought you sailboats in the park and, more related to this post, suggested that we close James White Parkway – at least for a day. This seemed timely, given the post yesterday about the closure of another business on the 100 block. […]

Is it Dangerous to Park Downtown?

It’s something that I wondered before we moved to the city nearly four years ago. For those of you who scoff, consider that we’d been parking in an enclosed garage attached to our house for the previous sixteen years. That feels pretty safe for people and for cars. It has its downside in terms of […]