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How Trucks, Bikes and Pedestrians Can Work Together

We all want greater quality of life, reduced congestion, enhanced safety and improved connectivity.

Most mornings, I try to fit in a pre-work spin on some of the hillier roads around Washington D.C. Out with a group of friends, pushing the pace, snapping sunrise photos and grabbing a cup of coffee after — it’s one of my favorite parts of the day. And as a transportation policy advocate, it’s […]

Don’t Curb Your Enthusiasm

Curbsides – yes, curbs – have the power to transform cities.

Nobody ever said that curbsides are cool. Perhaps that’s why we so often overlook curbs – one of a city’s most valuable assets. Everyone wants to work on expanding small business districts, improving health and education outcomes and leveraging data and technology to transform cities (because that’s all the rage these days). But curbs? Curbs […]

Can We Design Cities for Happiness?

Quality of life depends on how much we engage in it.

Tom Madrecki understands the importance of shifting our focus from building codes and road engineering guidelines to figuring out what people want in their city. For city planners concerned about quality of life, the link between well-being and engagement is paramount. If we want to make our community a better place to live, we need the […]