A Tale of Two Cities

Funny about writing styles.  They either inform, entertain, or put up a barrier.  Some styles make a connection between reader and writer.  Others are bloodless. Three new and important books about cities may illustrate this point.  Once in a Great City A Detroit Story is by journalist David Maraniss.  Beyond Rust Metropolitan Pittsburgh and the […]

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An Unsavory Lot

If only I’d known Michelle Daley and Chris Rissel a few years back, I could have saved them some time and money. They studied whether images of cycling promoted or discouraged cycling. They must have stopped the presses at the journal “Transport Policy” in which the researchers’ wrote that “[b]icycle couriers were viewed least favourably.” […]

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