NTSB: Breathalyzers in All Cars?

A recent release from the National Transportation Safety Board is suggesting that the federal government is considering developing new requirements

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Weekend Project: Working with Weathered, Reclaimed Lumber

Many moons ago, when we renovated the third floor, we ended up removing a bunch of (non-structural) walls and ceiling

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Want To Municipalize Your Utility? I Mean, Really?

DTE Energy is a disaster, as evidenced by its continued embrace of fossil fuels and its apocalypse-level outages. That doesn’t mean that a public option could do better. But there are some options for improving.

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Getting Rid Of Your Car Could Make You Happier

A new research paper assesses the perceived happiness of households that have gotten rid of their car. Turns out that it might actually be good for your brain! There is a catch, though, and it’s not going to work for everyone.

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Ann Arbor Axes Parking Minimums. In Michigan, That’s Huge.

The city of Ann Arbor officially abolished parking minimums yesterday with the passage of an amendment to the city’s development

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Infrastructure: Think Outside The Smartphone-Driven Profit Motive

One of Michigan’s most visible mobility spokespeople recently said in a webinar that smartphone ownership and profitable markets were the two hindrances to developing sustainable mobility solutions in the state. It’s a politically horrific, functionally dubious, but baffling thing to say.

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Washington, DC’s Big Car Tax Is A Novel, Necessary Approach To Traffic Fatalities.

Pedestrian and cyclist safety has a new potential ally in the form of an annual registration tax for huge, heavy cars.

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Idle Thoughts And Prayers: Why I’m Not Attending The CHARGE Energy Branding Conference in Texas

Nat has, for better or worse, cancelled his trip to an energy conference in the Lone Star State.

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Burgerbanism No. 10 – The Angry Jerk in Silver Spring, Maryland

After a somewhat less than illustrious gastronomic experience at Underground Pizza, I felt it was time to give another spot

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