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Category - livable cities

Creativity, Dogs and Better Neighborhoods

livable cities, News

There’s a big advantage to living somewhere with creative artists, craftsmen, and conscientious small businesses. It helps create a community with a good “sense of place.” Before you know it, it sets off a wicked cycle that results…

Join Our Health Club for ALL Your New Year’s Resolutions

Insights, livable cities, Tips

If you’ve resolved to get fitter this New Year, we have the perfect health club to recommend. In fact, if your resolutions include: trimming expenses, helping the environment, happiness or boosting your real-estate values, our fitness facility is…

West Fountain Social — It’s a local celebration!

livable cities

If you’re within range of our Creative Capital you’re invited to join our neighborhood’s West Fountain Social this Saturday afternoon. This’ll be a good time for young and old. We’ve got a great line-up of local arts, food…

3 Reasons to Use a Rain Cape in Bike Town

Insights, livable cities

Here are 4 reasons to watch this video entitled “3 Reasons to Use a Rain Cape” produced by Clever Cycles of Portland, Oregon. 1. Portland. Portland is a bike town of Copenhagenesque proportions. It’s frequently recognized as one…

Bike to Work to Happiness

Insights, livable cities

We’re wrapping up Bike Month in Dumbo. That may sound goofy to you but that’s Down Under the Manhattan Bridge on the Brooklyn side. It’s a hot spot for the infamous Bike-to-Work party by NYC’s Transportation Alternatives. There…

What We Learned at the National Bike Summit

Insights, livable cities

Bikes represent freedom. We all knew that the first time we hopped on a Huffy with a sandwich and a canteen in our backpack to pedal to parts unknown (apologies to those born after the Xbox invention). You’ll…

Call Us Bike-Ready

Insights, livable cities

This weekend we went to our Nation’s Capital to see how things work. Ha, ha. No, not here: We wanted to get a first-hand account of D.C. and its relationship with bikes. When it comes to mobility, the…

Top Ten Livable Cities: Where’s Boston?

Insights, livable cities

Boston doesn’t appear in any of the top lists of world’s top Livable Cities. It’s time to fix that. The Economists a popular Top Ten list. It features five Australian cities, three Canadian and two European. That leaves room for zero in the U.S.

Connecting with: “Handmade and Built to Last”

Insights, livable cities

We have a globally distributed customer base. As you can see here from our analysis, there’s a width swath of vegetation on this planet (global warming notwithstanding). Where there’s greenery, there’s rain, which gives you a broad sense…

Celebrating Bike and Chocolate Custard Month in NYC

Insights, livable cities

People usually think of May as National Chocolate Custard Month. But, conveniently, it’s also National Bike Month. While many of us will take this time to consider the wonders of chocolate puddings, the League of American Bicyclists is…