Recent Streetsblog NYC posts about The Conscious Commuter

Positively 3rd Street

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Strolling up 3rd Street in Park Slope from 7th Avenue toward Prospect Park, it’s easy to see this is one of the most magnificent streets in what is, let’s face it, one of the prettiest neighborhoods in the city. The homes, built in the late 19th century and often clad in white stone, are set […]

A Broken Hip and the Merits of Scooters

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"Ouch" was my first thought, as I lay on the ice in my building’s parking lot, my scooter and black shoulder bag some feet away from me. What I would later learn was a broken hip screamed for my attention in a strange but compelling new language. My second thought was, "It’s not like you […]

On a Scooter, Cruisin’ for a Bruisin’

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My guitar saved my spine. I was scootering along on my new Cruz Ultra Xootr scooter, mentally writing this column about how incredible this new (to me) mode of transportation was, how it was even better than a bicycle in many ways, how it showed how graduated transportation is or should be, how it showed […]