Self-driving cars will bring huge changes to the structure of American cities, American mobility, consumer culture, and road safety–but how much of the hype is fact and how much is fiction?
Recently, my son and I experimented with catching the MARTA bus instead of driving. One experiment went pretty well while the other one… Not so much.Read more "A Tale of Two Bus Rides"
Two years since it went live, we’ve had time to watch the streetcar play out and read endless reaction pieces, so I thought I’d reflect a little as well.Read more "Reflections: The Rise of the Modern American Streetcars"
In an attempt to market to Millennials, MARTA’s on Instagram. To find out if it’s working, I sat down with MARTA’s marketing team and the photographer shooting-and living-their marketing campaign.Read more "The Man Behind MARTA’s Lens"
Let’s be honest.Read more "Does Atlanta Really Need 68 Miles of Streetcars?"
Recap the week in MARTA news.Read more "MARTA’s Big Week"
“Avalon:” A legendary country covered by fruit trees and clean cut glades of grass, where King Arthur found Excalibur and later became his retreat in times of trouble. According to what little record was left, this place of wealth and wellbeing required a sea voyage to reach, leaving its true location up to speculation and […]Read more "Walking in Avalon: A New Direction For Alpharetta?"
Three years ago, I attended a conference hosted by the Livable Communities Coalition, then still a part of the Atlanta Regional Commission. It was a day long affair of presentations and discussions, with one led by famous author and city planner Jeff Speck. My favorite part of the event came towards the end of the […]Read more "Walkabout With PEDS & Amanda Rhein, MARTA’s Director of TOD"
The modern environmental movement is seen as a shadow of its former glory, really bumming out many environ’s. But is it really such a big deal?Read more "Confessions Of An Environmentalist: I Kind Of Hate Earth Day"
Surprising, right?Read more "Want Transit To Be “Cool?” Follow Atlanta’s Lead."