Portland, we love you. And we’re so happy that you’ve finally figured out bike share. And we’re so disappointed in you, and so very tired of biking through the wet concrete of public process and institutional bureaucracy, and of the lack of real, progressive vision, the kind of vision that could make this city great. We need a […]Read more "Portland, BIKETOWN, and ODOT"
Improvisational comedy has one fundamental rule, and it’s a rule I believe our walking, biking, transit and Vision Zero advocates need to adopt: Yes, AND… To keep a scene moving, you learn to take your partner’s suggestion and expand upon it rather than shut it down or change the topic. The thing is, when talking […]Read more "Yes, AND!"
Portland, OR is the city we’ve called home since the Fall of 1998. Portland is our love, although our hearts ache for the other places we are connected to across the country: Austin, where Chris grew up; New York, where Amy grew up, and where our nieces and nephew live; Philadelphia, where more family and […]Read more "Enough is Enough. Inaction Kills"
5 hour sleep because I stayed up late last night screenshotting comments where people say I shouldn’t have my kids on a bike. Wake up the next morning that was easy. The screenshots only matter if you engage with brands. Here’s one of the worst. .@intel your ad dollars are feeding the trolls. Ask @wweek […]Read more "Don’t Feed the Trolls"
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Politicians are beginning to get the message that traffic violence is not acceptable. In any cultural shift, there will be stragglers who defend the old order. Vision Zero USA is here to remove those people from office. Take notice: If, like NYC’s “Reckless Rory” Lancman, you oppose penalties for drivers who kill or injure pedestrians, you […]Read more "No longer acceptable"