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Streets for People / Key West Transit’s Uber-Like On-Demand “Key West Rides” Service Begins November 30

By Chris Hamilton. This story was written and and published by KONK Life newspaper on November 18, 2022 and is reprinted here with permission. Follow us at Friends of Car-Free Key West & Duval Street/Historic Downtown on Facebook, Twitter and check out all our Streets for People stories here.  The City announced this week that Key West Transit’s new “Key West Rides” Uber-like, on-demand […]

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Streets for People / Two Fatal Bike Crashes This Week Are Two Too Many. Here’s 10 Things to Make Bicycling Safer

By Chris Hamilton. This story was written and and published by KONK Life newspaper on November 12, 2022 and is reprinted here with permission. Follow us at Friends of Car-Free Key West & Duval Street/Historic Downtown on Facebook, Twitter and check out all our Streets for People stories here. Note I took the featured picture at the top of the article. You may have […]

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Streets for People / City to Begin Work On Making It Easy to Bike to Lower Keys Shuttle and Enhancing Bus Stops from Marathon to Key West

By Chris Hamilton. This story was written and and published by KONK Life newspaper on November 4, 2022 and is reprinted here with permission. Follow us at Friends of Car-Free Key West & Duval Street/Historic Downtown on Facebook, Twitter and check out all our Streets for People stories here. Imagine you live on Big Pine, Summerland, Cudjoe, Sugarloaf or any of the Lower Keys […]

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Streets for People / Progress on Five Historic District Projects Means More Life, Locals, Prosperity, and Resiliency for Our Downtown 

By Chris Hamilton. This story was written and and published by KONK Life newspaper on October 21, 2022 and is reprinted here with permission. Follow us at Friends of Car-Free Key West & Duval Street/Historic Downtown on Facebook, Twitter and check out all our Streets for People stories here. A few weeks ago, we wrote about the City’s Strategic Plan spurring a lot of […]

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Streets for People / Improving Lazy Way As a Great “Shared Street” Can Set the Stage for More of the Same Around Our Historic Downtown

By Chris Hamilton. This story was written and and published by KONK Life newspaper on October 14, 2022 and is reprinted here with permission. Follow us at Friends of Car-Free Key West & Duval Street/Historic Downtown on Facebook, Twitter and check out all our Streets for People stories here. On Tuesday night I walked in one minute late for a 5:30 public workshop about […]

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Streets for People / Ian’s Lesson: Key West Infrastructure Needs to Be as Resilient as Its People

By Chris Hamilton. Featured picture by Ryan Stachurski. This story was written and and published by KONK Life newspaper on October 7, 2022 and is reprinted here with permission. Follow us at Friends of Car-Free Key West & Duval Street/Historic Downtown on Facebook, Twitter and check out all our Streets for People stories here. Last week Hurricane Ian seemed to surprise some of us. […]

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Streets for People / The Mayor’s Strategic Plan is Helping the City Bureaucracy Get Stuff Done

By Chris Hamilton. This story was written and and published by KONK Life newspaper on September 16, 2022 and is reprinted here with permission. Follow us at Friends of Car-Free Key West & Duval Street/Historic Downtown on Facebook, Twitter and check out all our Streets for People stories here. Key West has a reputation for muddling along and well, let’s face it, not addressing […]

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Streets for People / Wreckers Cay and County Need to Do Better By New Residents Who Want to Ride Bikes Between Stock Island and Key West

By Chris Hamilton. This story was written and and published by KONK Life newspaper on September 2, 2022 and is reprinted here with permission. Follow us at Friends of Car-Free Key West & Duval Street/Historic Downtown on Facebook, Twitter and check out all our Streets for People stories here. With the first of 280 units at Wreckers Cay on Stock Island set to receive […]

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Streets for People / Staff Takes Bull By Horns and Upgrades Embarrassing Duval Loop Bus Stop Signs

By Chris Hamilton. This story was written and and published by KONK Life newspaper on August 20, 2022 and is reprinted here with permission. Follow us at Friends of Car-Free Key West & Duval Street/Historic Downtown on Facebook, Twitter and check out all our Streets for People stories here. Color us impressed. The City has just about completed a simple, inexpensive, and almost elegant […]

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Streets for People / Key West Mayoral and District IV Candidates in Their Own Words on Bike, Walk and Transit Issues

By Chris Hamilton. This story was written and and published by KONK Life newspaper on August 5, 2022 and is reprinted here with permission. Follow us at Friends of Car-Free Key West & Duval Street/Historic Downtown on Facebook, Twitter and check out all our Streets for People stories here. How do we make it safer and easier for more of us to ride bikes? […]

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