Asher is a cost analyst, a wannabe data scientist and an old urbanist at heart, and currently resides in Los Angeles.
In installment #4 of the "World City Profiles" series, a traveler describes the old villages of western Europe, and what the U.S. can learn from them.
McCarthyism, meet Nimbyism.
There's a notable difference between how businesses and governments are responding to transportation challenges.
Call it the Ferrari Fallacy – that few people buy Ferraris, so few people must like them. Some urbanists use this same faulty logic about cities.
The Market Urbanism Report called it last year - electric bikeshare is already becoming a thing in U.S. cities.
Another major carmaker views the future of AVs to include micro-transit and shared rides.
In China, the solo driving trip looks anachronistic compared to cheaper and faster e-bikes. The same might apply to some U.S. cities.
How do you make a bicycle scary to urban planners? You let it earn a profit.
America's two biggest cities are in a pissing match over who can use police to manhandle immigrant food workers harder.