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Bike Culture Taking Hold in Pittsburgh

It’s apparent that bike culture is taking hold in Pittsburgh.  I didn’t see many neighborhoods, but saw not only bike share, but protected bike lanes in Oakland and in Downtown Pittsburgh. An added delight was the bicycle museum in the Manchester area. Dallas doesn’t have bike share yet (not enough to speak of anyway) and […]

By June 21, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

New Orleans Streetcar System Expanding

Construction is underway for an expanded New Orleans streetcar system. The project is part of a $3.5 billion effort to make over the city’s transit infrastructure. The  1.6 mile North Rampart Street/St. Claude Avenue New Orleans Streetcar Project will connect the route to an area adjacent to the French Quarter near Louis Armstrong Park. The New […]

By May 13, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Plastic Bag Bans Live On

It looks like at least some efforts to stop Californification in Texas will fail. Republicans in Texas may like local control when it comes to the federal government, but that doesn’t mean Texas cities can start enacting “California-style” laws locally. A plastic bag tax in Dallas is one example that isn’t sitting well with Governor […]

By May 7, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

City to Host Second Dallas Uptown Ciclovia

Dallas is going car-free! The second annual Dallas Uptown Ciclovia will launch at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 17.  The one-mile, car-free route connects the Katy Trail to the Klyde Warren Park via Cedar Springs Road. Ciclovias, translated as “bicycle path,” and also known as Open Streets in the United States, are one-of-a-kind, free events that bring […]

By May 6, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

How To Make McDonald’s Healthier

Advice for the World’s Largest Restaurant Consumers aren’t flocking to the golden arches like they used to. Media reports about lackluster performance at the restaurant chain as of late are numerous, and action taken by McDonald’s to simplify its menu and make it more healthy don’t seem to have what it takes to stem redirect […]

By May 5, 2015 0 Comments Read More →