Whether or not you had a chance to RSVP, all are welcome at tonight’s big event. Don’t miss your chance to hang with founding editor Aaron Naparstek and an enticing roster of Streetsblog regulars. Nothing official, but there are rumors that a surprise guest or two may also be in attendance. Regardless, this will be the hottest livable streets-themed karaoke party and fundraiser of the weekend. Guaranteed.
Just a quick reminder, Streetsblog readers. Friday is your chance to submit comments to Streetsblog founder Aaron Naparstek one last time… in person. I know Aaron is looking forward to geeking out with all of you regular contributors, occasional chatterers, and masked avengers at our big sendoff. Even if you don’t reveal your online identity […]
Emily Thornberry, Member of Parliament for Islington South and Finsbury in London and chairwoman of the all-party parliamentary cycling group, debunks 10 persistent myths about bicycle commuting in this op-ed for London’s Guardian: In London, cycling to work is at last becoming "normal": it is no longer the reserve of Lycra-clad men. As a member […]
This week is all about the MTA public hearings on service cuts, student MetroCards and the proposed elimination of the toll rebate for Rockaway residents using the Cross Bay Bridge. There will be one hearing in each borough and additional hearings in the suburbs. Check the MTA web site for specifics. Tonight: Info session for […]
Ten years ago, Mark Gorton, Aaron Naparstek, and Clarence Eckerson started a new media venture — Streetsblog and Streetfilms. The idea was to show that cities work best when streets are designed for people, not cars, and to press public officials to bring street design and transportation policy into the 21st century. No one had seen […]
This afternoon, readers in the Boston area will have another chance to hear from a livable streets leader when Streetsblog founding editor Aaron Naparstek, a fellow at MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning, talks with Chicago DOT chief Gabe Klein. “Chicago Forward: Toward a User-Friendly City” begins at 4:00 at the MIT Media Lab. More info […]
Drachten, Netherlands. October, 2, 2006 Photo: Aaron Naparstek