Durable Growth

Two old subjects and one new

Petaluma Boulevard during Salute to American Graffiti

Even on a day when my only intention was to check back on past stories, a new story still popped into view. Such is what happens when one looks at the world through urbanist glasses. So I’ll touch upon the Popsicle Index, the Petaluma Boulevard road diet, […]

Durable Growth, Transportation

Putting the automobile in its place

Petaluma Boulevard South at Center Park

Urbanists don’t dislike cars. Despite the accusations of those who fear challenges to the status quo, urbanists believe the automobile to be a remarkable innovation, essential for many human activities.

But urbanists also believe that our communities have been excessively shaped to accommodate cars. We’ve widened streets to […]