Making Dallas More Walkable

I’ve been car free in Dallas for 2 months. While I still haven’t bought a bike yet, I’ve done an incredible amount of walking. Dallas is far more walkable than people give it credit for, but I’ve noticed a few issues.  As Jeff Speck mentions in his book Walkable City, walkability is the foundation of […]

A New Paradigm in Traffic Safety

NYC DOT released a short traffic safety report last week that is the most substantial, data-driven evidence yet that street design can save lives and reduce roadway injuries. At only 16 pages, Making Safer Streets is bound to fly under the radar, but the report contains some head turning figures: “This analysis is the largest […]

First Impressions of the DART Light Rail System

After living without a car in Dallas for one month, I can say it’s a lot easier than my first few months of being car free in Baltimore. A few caveats, though; I live in downtown Dallas, which is the transit hub in the Metroplex. It helps enormously. My workplace is also accessible by transit. […]

Jeff Speck, Author of “Walkable City”

“Listening to mayor after mayor and how they explained their idea of a successful city, it became very clear that both the best measure of a thriving place and perhaps the best contributor to a thriving place was street life: walkability. Being successful in walkablity is really nothing less than providing street life. In our […]

From the East Coast

Hello there. I’ve spent the past 5 years living in Baltimore, and 3 of those years without a car. I recently relocated to Dallas for work. My original intent was to buy a car as soon as I landed, but then I thought it would be a fun experiment to continue my work from Car […]