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Serious Bikeshare in the U.S.A. is 11 Years Old. Its Success Shows Cities Can Do Innovative Work

By Chris Hamilton. This story was written for and published by KONK Life newspaper on September 10, 2021 and is reprinted here with permission. Today we’re reprising an article we brought our readers in a different venue a year ago. The story has relevance to us here in my hometown of Key West and other […]

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Streets for People / Can We Save Key West Transit from a Death Spiral?

By Chris Hamilton. This story was written for and published by KONK Life newspaper on September 3, 2021 and is reprinted here with permission. Census data shows almost no one takes the bus to commute to work. A recent Strategic Plan survey rating 19 City services said not enough residents used public transit to give it a rating. The […]

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Streets for People / We Need to Increase the Quantity and Quality of Bicycle Parking Downtown

By Chris Hamilton. This story was written for and published by KONK Life newspaper on August 27, 2021 and is reprinted here with permission. Local bike shop owners tell us bicycle rentals and sales have been way up over the last year. Travel and economic reports indicate Key West has more visitors and business is […]

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Streets for People / City to Make It Easier to Bike to the Lower Keys Shuttle Bus

By Chris Hamilton. This story was written for and published by KONK Life newspaper on August 20, 2021 and is reprinted here with permission. If all goes as planned, by this time next year the City will be in the process of installing bicycle racks and lockers, map and schedule information, hail lights, bicycle fix-it […]

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Streets for People / It’s Time to Put an Hourly Limit on the Free On-Street Parking Spaces and Institute a Zone System for Residential Parking Permits Downtown

By Chris Hamilton. This story was written for and published by KONK Life newspaper on August 13, 2021 and is reprinted here with permission. Everyone complains about downtown parking. Leaders are reluctant to try anything new because someone’s bound to get upset. Nothing gets done. The problem persists. And the cycle repeats year after year. […]

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Streets for People / We Need to Encourage Efforts Like the Proposed Lama Electric Scooter

By Chris Hamilton. This story was written for and published by KONK Life newspaper on August 6, 2021 and is reprinted here with permission. Local entrepreneur Marc Meisel, who owns the H2O Suites, Santa Maria Suites and the Southwinds Hotel has started a unique electric scooter company called Lama Mobility that will whisk his guests […]

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Streets for People / Uber-Like Transit Coming to Key West?

By Chris Hamilton. This story was written for and published by KONK Life newspaper on July 30, 2021 and is reprinted here with permission. Proposed Switch to On-Demand Transit Service Relieves City Leaders from Having to Make the Hard Decisions to Invest More in Public Transit. For Now. At the July 22 City Commission Budget […]

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Streets for People / Our Top 7 Bike, Walk, Transit and Streets for People Articles of 2021

By Chris Hamilton. This story was written for and published by KONK Life newspaper on July 24, 2021 and is reprinted here with permission. (Featured picture by Britt Myers, Keys Weekly); With this our twenty-sixth Streets for People column for KONK Life newspapers, we’ve reached the halfway point of the year. A good point for a little […]

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Streets for People / With the Duval Street Revitalization Plan Way Behind Schedule, Here’s 3 Quick Wins for Pedestrianizing Duval Street Now

By Chris Hamilton. This story was written for and published by KONK Life newspaper on July 16, 2021 and is reprinted here with permission. While last season doesn’t exactly seem to have ended, we have another season rolling around soon. Christmas is in 5 months, and the madness begins anew. Since the Duval Street Revitalization […]

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