The Subculture bike rack story

John Simmerman of Active Towns visited West Palm Beach recently and shot this short video telling the story of the bike rack outside of Subculture Coffee. John created the Active Towns initiative and I always enjoy his perspective, as the changes happening in West Palm Beach are sometimes imperceptible to …

Watch out, ‘jaywalking’ Sunfest patrons!

Earlier today, I alerted the community to the fact that police officers were¬†issuing citations warnings¬†to Sunfest patrons crossing at Quadrille and Clematis Street. For now, it appears that this enforcement activity has stopped. [Clarification: Fines were not issued today. However, Bob Katzen, downtown neighbor and friend, was stopped by an …

Want to move lots of traffic in an urban setting? Look no further than the boulevard.

Jeff Speck published an excellent piece today about boulevards and their utility in walkable urban neighborhoods. True boulevards, as contrasted with stroads that are boulevards-in-name-only (BINOs? looking at you, Okeechobee “Boulevard”), are a time-tested solution to moving lots of traffic in urban areas while also creating a safe and people-friendly …