Stories by Jay Walljasper

Jay Walljasper--author of The Great Neighborhood Book-- writes, speaks and consults on how to create better communities. Contact him at  subscribe to Jay Walljasper's feed

Posted on: Oct 9, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The Surgeon General recently declared walking one of the most important things we can do to become more healthy.

Posted on: Jun 25, 2015, Source: AlterNet

People from across America will gather in D.C. this fall to proclaim walking as human right.

Posted on: Apr 17, 2015, Source: Blue Mountain Center

On Earth Day, let's talk about making the commons the organizing principle of social, economic and cultural life.

Posted on: Mar 22, 2015, Source: YES! Magazine

Americans are getting back on their feet.

Posted on: Jul 11, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Protected bike lanes help riders feel less exposed to danger, and are also appreciated by drivers and pedestrians, who know where to expect bicycles.

Posted on: Oct 23, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Forward-looking cities are learning that community engagement is key in planning bike projects.

Posted on: Jun 18, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Protected bike lanes, now called Green Lanes, are popping up from Miami to Long Beach, Austin to Chicago.

Posted on: May 30, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Studies show that bike lanes make streets safer for everyone and are better for business.

Posted on: Oct 18, 2012, Source: On the Commons

Take a look at the two big agendas of the candidates, and it's impossible to ignore that we'd get two very different outcomes.

Posted on: Jun 14, 2012, Source: On the Commons

Posted on: Apr 2, 2012, Source: Shareable

Bicycle advocates -- and to a lesser extent pedestrian advocates -- have become a persuasive political lobby. Here's why that's good news for all of us.

Posted on: Feb 20, 2009, Source:

There is an absurd Alice in Wonderland feel to the current economic crisis.

Posted on: Oct 28, 2008, Source:

The commons helps explain the sharp difference between presidential candidates this year.

Posted on: Oct 20, 2008, Source: AlterNet

From the "you have to be kidding me" file.