Category Archives: Transit

May 8, 2014

Public Transportation: Let’s Step it Up!

Commuters board an afternoon bus in Ann Arbor. Curb Your Car in Ann Arbor May is the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority's annual Curb Your Car Month and residents are encouraged to walk, bike or take the bus instead of…
December 17, 2013

Better Communities. Better Michigan. The Podcast!

Welcome to Better Communities Better Michigan – the Podcast! The Michigan Municipal League is the one clear voice for Michigan communities, working in Lansing and throughout the state for the unique and vibrant places where people want to live. From…
November 1, 2013

Creating not so mean streets

It's been a while since I last wrote and to be quite honest there has been a lot I've seen and done since then. For instance, I was flattered to be a part of an international group of thought leaders…
September 5, 2013

Transit Envy

When I think of great transit, I think of European cities. That doesn't mean we don't have a few good examples in our own country, but the best examples seem to be overseas, countries that have been investing less in…
March 6, 2013

Crunching the Numbers on Aging in Michigan

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) recently held the 2013 Age-Friendly Communities Conference in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Here are some eye-opening facts on the aging American populace, with an emphasis on Michigan, which illustrates why it makes good economic…
February 19, 2013

Global Design Can Inspire Local Solutions

Imagine a natural disaster knocking out your local power and telephone grids. A city in the Republic of Congo has planned ahead for that potential problem, with a system that combines solar-powered street lighting and internet access in a wireless…
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