Land use choices from Walkable Dallas.

The land use on the left moves about 250,000 people per day, all of them in cars. Land that is not paved for cars is utterly wasted: nobody would enjoy picnicking or living there, even if you were allowed.

The land use on the right moves 584,000 people day, about 500,000 of them on foot. (That’s more than double.) It takes up half the space, and the land around it is some of the most valuable in the world.

Do the regulations, guidelines and laws in your city encourage the development pattern on the left, or the development pattern on the right?

Everything said here applies to Halifax, though scaled down.

Source: stroadtoboulevard

Neither rain nor snow nor sleet nor hail. #30daysofbiking


Spring has sprung?


I’ve missed this place. (at Brookvale Ski Park)


I’m just going to stay warm and sleep under the wood stove. #cats #farm #christmas (at Rogers Farmstead)


Waiting in the rain. #birds (at Winston Churchill)


It’s a good day for a bike ride (at Waverley Circle-K Irving)


We took the pretty road to Sydney. (Is there an ugly road?)


/var/null: Don't Fly During Ramadan


A couple of weeks ago, I was scheduled to take a trip from New York (JFK) to Los Angeles on JetBlue. Every year, my family goes on a one-week pilgrimage, where we put our work on hold and spend time visiting temples, praying, and spending time with family and friends. To my Jewish friends, I often…

Rule #1 of travel: only enter the United States if all other options have been exhausted.

Source: chimeracoder

Meetings in #Dartmouth could be worse. (at Alderney Ferry)