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Streets for People / The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – A Dozen Marketing Things KW Transit Can Do to Increase Ridership

By Chris Hamilton. This story was written for and published by KONK Life on April 9, 2021 and is reprinted here with permission. There’s no substitute for frequent and simple service, but studies show that you can get a 10 to 30 percent increase in the investment of putting bus service on the street by […]

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Streets for People / The Sorry State of Key West Bus Stops – We Just Don’t Care

By Chris Hamilton. This story was written for and published by KONK Life on April 2, 2021 and is reprinted here with permission. Experts say, the bus stop is one of the biggest signals, to everyone in the city, about a community’s attitude toward buses and their customers. What do Key West Transit’s bus stops say […]

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Streets for People / It’s Time to Reconsider a Road Diet on S. Roosevelt and Make the Promenade and Road Safer

By Chris Hamilton. This story was written for and published by KONK Life on March 26, 2021 and is reprinted here with permission. At its meeting on March 31, the City Commission is poised to enact a new e-bikes ordinance that will ban e-bikes and e-scooters from city sidewalks and limit their speed to 15 […]

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Streets for People / Getting the Parking Right Leads to Streets for People – Part 2: Battling Our Inner George Costanza – Ten Things We Can Do in Downtown Key West to Get the Parking Right

By Chris Hamilton. This story was written for and published by KONK Life on March 19, 2021 and is reprinted here with permission. Parking is a big topic, so we broke this piece into two stories. Last week we set up the problem and discussed why the topic should be addressed in “Part 1: Nobody […]

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Streets for People / Getting the Parking Right Leads to Streets for People – Part 1: Nobody Goes there Anymore. It’s Too Crowded – Six Reasons for Right Pricing Parking

By Chris Hamilton; This story was written for and published by KONK Life on March 12, 2021 and is reprinted here with permission. Parking is a big subject, so we’re going to break this story into two. This week we’ll set up the problem and discuss why the topic should be addressed. Next week we’ll discuss specific […]

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Streets for People / Eight Things We Can Do to Pedestrianize Duval and Still Allow Cars

By Chris Hamilton; This story was written for and published by KONK Life on March 5, 2021 and is reprinted here with permission. The idea of closing Duval Street off to vehicles after a certain time of day has been talked about for decades. People love the idea for obvious reasons, but we often get stuck on the […]

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Streets for People / How We Get Wider Sidewalks Downtown Without Ripping Up the Streets – Parklets

By Chris Hamilton; This story was written for and published by KONK Life on February 26, 2021 and is reprinted here with permission. Wouldn’t it be nice to see Duval Street with more room for people? Benches and places to sit? Seating for outdoor cafés and room for retailers to show off their wares? More greenery? Art? Pop-up […]

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Streets for People / The Wee Donkey, Whataboutism, Bathwater and Duval Street’s Future

By Chris Hamilton; This story was written for and published by KONK Life on February 19, 2021 and is reprinted here with permission. From a Promise by Mayor Johnston to a Full-Blown Project The Mayor ran on a platform of revitalizing Duval Street in 2018. She came through by initiating the Mall on Duval pilot project in 2019 and that […]

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Streets for People / Averting E-Bike Mayhem and Making Key West Sidewalks Safer

By Chris Hamilton; This story was written for and published by KONK Life on February 12, 2021 and is reprinted here with permission. Thanks to Mayor Teri Johnston and Commissioner Sam Kaufman’s persistence, at its February 17 meeting, the City Commission will take up an ordinance to ban e-bikes and electric standup scooters from our […]

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Streets for People / Sustainability Board Wants to Make Free, Frequent and Simple Key West Transit a Reality

By Chris Hamilton; This story was written for and published by KONK Life on February 5, 2021 and is reprinted here with permission. Once again, the City’s Sustainability Advisory Board (SAB) is on the leading edge of creating positive change. At its January 14 meeting, the Board, adopted a Fare Free Resolution calling on the City […]

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