Archive for March, 2016

Family Bicycling Sabattical – April through September

SAM_0367 (2)From April through September 2016, my family and I are going biking!

We (Sarah, my husband, Rob Levin, and our nine-year-old daughter, Cedar) will be bicycling across the country – Delaware to Seattle, or as far as we get. We’ll dip our back wheels in the Atlantic Ocean at Cape Henlopen, Delaware on the morning of April 2. And if we actually make it all the way, we’ll put our front wheels in Puget Sound in Seattle, Washington some time in late September.

This has been a dream of ours for the past 10 years or so and we’re feeling incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity to try it – and be re-inspired for the work that we do by experiencing our country at a 10-mile-per-hour pace. We are keeping an online journal while we’re away and here’s a link to our route.  If you’d like to receive occasional e-mail updates from our trip, please feel free to sign up for those here (and no worries if you’d rather not add more to your inbox!)

Amidst the day-to-day adventure, I’ll be using this time for some enrichment: informal meetings with local pedestrian, bicycling, rideshare, and transit professionals and advocates; review of various on-the-ground transportation and land use initiatives (suggestions welcome via our online journal!); and reading more from the field.

We’re trying to be good about really being unplugged from work, so I will not be checking work e-mail or voicemail.  However, I look forward to hearing about ways we can work together when I get back in the fall.

Best wishes for a lovely spring and summer in the meantime!

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March 31, 2016 at 5:41 am 2 comments

March 30 Workshop: Strengthening Towns Through Great Streets

Come on out for an exciting new workshop on March 30th – Strengthening Towns Through Great Streets: innovative approaches for municipal leaders! You can register here now.

Cushman Transportation Consulting, LLC is a steering committee member of the Public Health in Transportation Coalition and is co-sponsoring an interactive and inspiring summit for (and featuring) local appointed and elected municipal leaders and staff – and other interested stakeholders:

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IMG_1526 (2)We know that a strong economy depends on strong towns and cities. To get there, we need to share innovative ideas and approaches to addressing the challenges we face.

This is a free event where you can share your ideas and learn from other local leaders about smart, home-grown solutions to transportation challenges. 

Morning snacks and lunch will be served. For more information and to register, see event page here and parking and transportation map here.

March 1, 2016 at 10:58 am Leave a comment


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