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Welcome - my name is Kevin Klinkenberg, and this site "The Messy City" is my blog and company website. I started blogging on urban planning and design issues in 2007, and began working in the field in 1993. Please feel free to connect with me on any of the social media sites listed here. Thanks for reading.

Techniques to get more people biking

As a complement to protected bike lanes (or cycle tracks), Nick Falbo writes and vlogs about protected intersections - a technique to make cycling safer for everyone. On the surface, it strikes me as a good solution - one that'll be useful on streets with sufficient right of way and a budget to afford the signals. Not all cities will have that combination, but for those that do it's well worth watching the video.

A radical idea: stop building more roads

9 predictions about the completion of Truman Parkway