The Mayor of New York Wants You To Take the Stairs

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg issued an executive order yesterday asking agencies to encourage employees to use the stairs  and “smart design strategies” for new construction and renovations.  He’s also proposing the improvement of stair accessibility and visibility. From the New York Times dispatch yesterday: “I’m not here to tell you how to live,”…

#bikewalkvote — how cyclists want to engage Pittsburgh’s mayoral candidates

Cyclists, pedestrians and safe-streets advocates are petitioning the city of Pittsburgh’s mayoral candidates to take an interest in infrastructure, programming and accessibility.  The initiative is being led by the city’s advocacy group, BikePGH. As I wrote about at Pittsburgh City Paper today, the group is asking “candidates to pledge to make Pittsburgh more livable for…