Tonight the Town Council of Truckee is celebrating the 153 anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad, and Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month, with a proclamation “honoring and appreciating” the contributions of Truckee’s past Chinese residents. This proclamation is a frustrating missed opportunity to acknowledge the violence and unequal protection provided to residents of our community.
Truckee Mobility Wishlist: 2022
Mobility is a long game. It requires vision and patience to sustain long term progress, as well as a steady stream of quick wins to keep momentum going. In advance of the next council retreat, and on Christmas Eve eve, here’s my wishlist for Truckee’s transportation needs in 2022. Quick Wins Amend our development code […]
Truckee/Tahoe Bikeshare: Vision
It’s a beautiful summer Saturday in Truckee. Louise has packed a picnic and is on her way to meet her friends at Donner Lake. She knows that car parking will be difficult, but Louise isn’t concerned today. She checks her phone and opens the Tahoe Bikeshare app. She confirms that the station in her neighborhood […]
Truckee’s Housing Crisis: Analysis
Truckee is experiencing a well documented housing crisis, but we lack a framework to evaluate potential interventions.
Truckee Regional Transit: Analysis
My eagerness to will bike and transit infrastructure into existence have translated into being a busy civic volunteer. So far the Truckee mayor and town council have graciously encouraged my ideas, to the point where I’m licensing modeling software and writing white papers on the weekends.
TRB: Transit Data Quality
With the California Integrated Travel Program, I published a research paper about how Caltrans is improving transit data quality across the state.
Transit at Lyft
I joined Lyft last year to manage their transit data pipeline.
Canine Comrades for Healthcare
The DSA Dog Caucus put out a call for graphic designers to make fundraising swag. I designed a bandana and shirt, and with the help of other awesome volunteers, we raised $1700 for the Yellow Hammer Fund to provide abortion access in Alabama.
The Sins of “Smart” Cities
I just published my first academic/literary “think” piece in four years. At the invitation of the Boston Review, I reviewed two upcoming books about civic data and the appealing trap of “smart” cities.
Bike Share, Where?
Many keys have been smashed about Mobility as a Service, the apparent overnight rise of bike share, and the risks of VC-driven transportation infrastructure, but less has been said about how we should evaluate these new systems.