transportation

What Is a Complete Street?

Posted on 01/25/2012 by | The Roads Scholar | Comments

Great PlacesLike many people my age, it’s easy for me to put off the thought of setting aside the car keys one day. But recently, and especially with the snowy weather in my town lately, it’s been on my mind. As I traveled the nearly deserted streets of Port Townsend, Wash., by foot last week and noted that cars were slow and drivers courteous, I thought about the country’s need for “complete streets.” You may have heard this term before but …

10 Tips to Drive Down the Cost of Driving

Posted on 11/21/2011 by | The Road Well Traveled | Comments

Money & SavingsWith gas prices sitting at all-time highs for this time of year, there’s really no getting around the price of getting around. And if you’re traveling long distances for the upcoming holidays, it’s important to pick up all the tips and tricks you can to help drive down the cost of driving. Here are my top ten favorite tips to keep your car running smoothly (for less!). Use the right gas: Are you sure that you’re using the best gasoline …

How Complete Are Your Streets?

Posted on 08/16/2011 by | Home & Family blogger | Comments

Your LifeI’ve done it. You’ve done it. Most Americans have probably done it. So, what’s the big deal? I’m talking about jaywalking. And not the kind Leno does on the Tonight Show.

Seniors and Cars of the Future

Posted on 08/2/2011 by | Home & Family blogger | Comments

Home & FamilyGeneral Motors invited a small group of us from AARP to their Detroit research and development facility to brainstorm about the needs of seniors in the cars of the future. Now the term flux capicator never came up we did see a lot of cool stuff.* And you don’t need 1.21 gigawatts to operate them!

The Takeaway: Weekend Edition

Posted on 06/17/2011 by | The Takeaway | Comments

Bulletin TodayMore on how olive oil can lower your risk of having a stroke. … Rita Wilson tapped as editor of Huff/Post 40. The actress is heading a new site the Huffington Post is launching in August geared toward Boomers over 40. And what Friday would be right without a good debate? Mary Elizabeth Williams over at Salon gives her take about the “absurdity” of lumping several generations together with the phrase “over 40.”

News To Know: Are You A Polite Rider?

Posted on 05/27/2009 by | Archived Contributor | Comments

TravelMany public transit systems are looking for ways to promote courtesy and consideration amongst riders.