Blogosphere - In this section you'll find commentary, opinion and editorials from blogs and newspapers around the country. The opinions expressed in these blogs do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Reconnecting America.
Blogosphere: Biz Impact of Bikes Dominates Meeting
'Bikes mean business' is the official theme of this year's National Bike Summit; but that idea hardly needs any help in being put front and center...
Blogosphere: New Volvo Tech Keeps Cyclists Safe
Those outside-the-car airbags are pretty sweet, but what if we could make cars automatically stop before they, you know, hit people?..
Livability in Small Towns and Rural Areas
What does “livability” mean in a smaller town or city? Some would have us believe that livability is a foreign concept for our small towns and rural areas. The reality couldn’t be farther from the truth.
This collection of 12 case studies provides examples of how small cities, towns and rural regions across the country are transforming themselves into more livable communities. While some of these communities face formidable threats – from job losses and shrinking populations to disappearing farmland and strained resources – their leaders have forged collaborations and created plans that are growing economies, bene.ting people and protecting the land and lifestyles treasured by residents and non-residents alike.
The exact de.nition may di.er place to place, but these case studies reveal some core values and needs that exist in these communities across America. It is about providing people, including seniors and those who cannot…
City Council members voted unanimously Tuesday night to apply for a
$20,000 county planning grant to study the feasibility of a streetcar
system. The non-profit Lancaster Streetcar Co. has proposed an
electric streetcar line that would operate on tracks set in the roadway
along a 2.6-mile loop between Vine Street and Lancaster's Amtrak
station. It has been more than six decades since Lancaster last had