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Resources

Resource File – A Collection of Articles on Transportation Issues

By On April 26, 2017

As I come across articles that I think address an issue particularly well, I’ll add them to this resource file. I’m going to try to organize these topically, although I suspect many… Read More

New sidewalk on the southwest corner of Loomis and Myrtle.
Infrastructure

Infrastructure Infill

By On April 10, 2017

“Development is an endurance exercise with incremental improvements.” – Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Minister of Finance of Indonesia For pedestrians and bicyclists, many improvements come slowly and in small ways. And this can be… Read More

Nearly empty parking lot in the Brady Art's District on a Sunday in March.
Infrastructure

Visit to Tulsa: View From the Sidewalk

By On April 3, 2017

With twin daughters that are seniors in high school this year, we’ve spent a lot of time visiting colleges. Our most recent trip took us to the University of Tulsa, which has… Read More

At the intersection of Cherry and Mason in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Infrastructure

A New Treatment at Cherry and Mason

By On March 23, 2017

The pedestrian crossing at Cherry and Mason is difficult and scary. The coincidence of distracted motorists who don’t notice the crosswalk signs, families with kids heading to the museum, tourists who are unfamiliar with the area, a… Read More

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Stay Safe

The world is full of screw-ups, but only some are truly dangerous

By On March 4, 2017

In the past few weeks, I’ve witnessed an alarming number of people flagrantly ignoring the rules of the road. I watched a person in a sedan run a red light at Horsetooth… Read More

Blocks in the city of Fort Collins, Colorado, as illustrated by Meg Dunn.
Infrastructure

Take a Walk Around a Fort Collins Block

By On February 14, 2017

In the book, Walkable City, Jeff Speck states that “the cities with the smallest blocks are the ones best known for walkability, while those with the largest blocks are known as places without… Read More

Food truck in Texas - 2011.
Ideas from elsewhere

Instigating Change Incrementally

By On February 4, 2017

For the past few years I’ve been attending a conference in February called Saving Places. While historic preservation is the main focus of the event, a wide variety of urban development topics tend… Read More

New shared road (also called "naked streets") design as found on NACTO's Flickr page.
Infrastructure

Shared Spaces and Naked Streets

By On January 25, 2017

This past weekend I had the pleasure of visiting Pullman, Washington, to check out the WSU campus with one of my daughters. A trip like that is an opportunity to compare our… Read More

Redesign of a small strip mall in downtown Fort Collins to make it more pedestrian friendly.
Infrastructure

How to make a strip mall more pedestrian friendly

By On January 19, 2017

Olive Street, between College and Mason, used to be a residential block. The Armstrong hotel first opened in 1923, but there were still mansions between downtown and the hotel along College Avenue… Read More

Walmart and City Drug in Fort Collins as seen from Google Streetview
Urban Design

Historically Dense Urban Design Makes (Dollars and) Cents

By On January 9, 2017

Since the 1960s, historic preservationists have been arguing that older, denser buildings should be conserved and reused and that tearing down these buildings to create parking lots was doing damage to the fabric… Read More