Stories by Jay Walljasper

Jay Walljasper is a writer and speaker who explores how new ideas in urban planning, tourism, community development, sustainability, politics and culture can improve our lives as well as the world. subscribe to Jay Walljasper's feed

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.