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Creating Car-Reduced and Car-Free Pedestrian Habitats

It will take a long time for the US to embrace pedestrians, bicycling, and electric carts as substitutes for cars in our communities. And yet an inevitable change is coming that will significantly increase environmental quality, and restore real community and economic viability. Changing legislation, master planning, and the development of car-reduced and car-free communities will move us forward, writes Greg Ramsey. Continue reading

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from Copenhagenize: Bicycle Commuter Superhighways

The City of Copenhagen is currently planning to expand the existing, extensive network of bike lanes to extend farther out into the suburbs. A network of 13 high-class routes – ‘bicycle superhighways’ if you will – dedicated to bicycle commuters and aimed at encouraging more to cycle to work. Continue reading

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To Go Fare-Free or Not to Go Fare-Free: Is That Really the Question?

The current state of transit in America is deplorable. That’s not an opinion. The argument, then, becomes about how to improve both ridership and quality of service, with a growing sub-argument revolving around whether transit operations should work towards becoming fiscally productive or if transit should be perceived as a government-provided utility, like sewer lines and trash collection, and become fully fare-free. Continue reading

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