2019-08-26 2 min read



  • Why Vision Zero is the wrong goal for improving street safety in New York, where twice as many cyclist fatalities have already occurred this year than in all of 2018. A convincing argument that the city's approach is too reactive, and thus fails to produce the infrastructure needed to ensure cyclist safety. A positive vision like Utrecht's "We All Cycle" would be more effective.
  • Shade as an urban design issue. An in-depth examination of the uneven distribution of shade in Los Angeles, why it's so important, and the challenges that surround efforts to add new shade infrastructure such as street trees.
  • The recent growth of helicopter travel in the New York region, and the increasing ability of the affluent to simply opt out of public problems like traffic by using their own parallel channels.



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