50 Blog Posts From the Bicycle Tag


The Orwellian Era of Transportation Planning

The Orwellian Era of Transportation Planning

By Christopher M. DiPrima, NMA Board Member Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared as NMA Weekly E-Newsletter #629, emailed in January 2021. If you would like to receive the weekly newsletter, register today at the NMA!  George Orwell’s seminal 1984 has defined political discourse for over 70 years. Among the book’s most prescient concepts is doublethink, the […]

Equity and Sustainability: NMA E-Newsletter #637

Equity and Sustainability: NMA E-Newsletter #637

Those are the buzzwords used frequently by city transportation officials as they seek to achieve “complete streets” nirvana. Before we attempt to define the overused terms, it is essential to know why they are more in vogue now in transportation and urban planning circles than ever before. In December, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) proposed […]

How can NYC Keep Moving with Ideas like This?

How can NYC Keep Moving with Ideas like This?

The anti-car and Big Bike media agenda fever pitch seems to have exploded like a volcano recently. As I have written before, there are many reasons why people need to drive in NYC and everywhere else. Not everyone will be able to use a bike or walk or take transit for many reasons. But the […]

The War on Parking Escalates: NMA E-Newsletter #633

The War on Parking Escalates: NMA E-Newsletter #633

Even before the pandemic, the war on parking was ramping up in America. The curb was escalating as the place of most conflict, and that battle has only increased. The mission to eliminate curb parking by repurposing the space for bike and bus lanes is supported more by wishful Vision Zero thinking than any serious […]

The Orwellian Era of Transportation Planning: NMA E-Newsletter #629

The Orwellian Era of Transportation Planning: NMA E-Newsletter #629

By Christopher M. DiPrima, NMA Board Member George Orwell’s seminal 1984 has defined political discourse for over 70 years. Among the book’s most prescient concepts is doublethink, the practice of using contradictory terminology to obscure the government’s actions. In 1984, the Ministry of Peace propagates war; the Ministry of Plenty rations goods; the Ministry of […]

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