Residential density near Kew Gardens in London
This is my third week of providing a calendar of opportunities to become more involved in urbanist advocacy. I’m still fiddling with the content and format, but have received supportive feedback, so will be continuing with the concept.
This is also an interesting week to write about […]
Stub at the east end of the Rainier Connector
My last two posts have been about the Rainier Connector, a long-planned but still controversial arterial in the northwest quadrant of Petaluma. Although the Connector is specific to Petaluma, it offers insights that have universal application.
I’d truly planned for today to be my last […]
West end of Rainier Connector alignment
In my last post, I wrote about a topic that was to come before the Petaluma City Council on the evening of August 3. The Council will decide whether the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) for the Rainier Connector, a proposed arterial that would augment the traffic grid […]
Alignment of proposed Rainier Connector
If memory serves, I was nine years old when my father introduced me to the possibility of questions having implicit but flawed propositions. The example he used was “Have you stopped beating your wife?” Because our brains perceive a simple yes/no answer as acceptance of the proposition, questions like […]
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 […]