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Key West Releases 17-Point Covid Recovery Plan

Business Recovery Includes Free Duval Loop, Promoting Outdoor Business, Making it Easy for Businesses to Get Help and Marketing Coordination At Tuesday’s City Commission Meeting the public got its first look at the “Key West Recovers! A 17-Point Business and Humanitarian Covid Recovery Plan for 2020-2021.” It is worth everyone’s time to review the easy-to-read […]

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Bike, Walk, Transit and Streets for People Need New Talent on City Commission – That’s Why We’re Voting for Dr. Ryan Barnett in District 6

There are those of us, especially at Friends of Car-Free Key West/Duval Street & Historic Downtown who are impatient for needed change. We want pedestrian only blocks along Duval and perhaps adjacent streets, parklets to replace some on-street parking spaces and wider, people-oriented sidewalks downtown with more shade trees, street furniture and opportunities for art […]

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Capital Bikeshare is 10 Years Old. Its Success Hinged on Pioneers Working Together.

In just 10 short years bikeshare has changed the way we move about our cities. Here’s a little more back story on the pioneers who worked together to transform transportation in North America. September 20, 2020 marks the 10th Anniversary of Capital Bikeshare, the first successful, large-scale bikeshare program in the U.S.A. After a decade […]

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We Need Key West Transit To Communicate Their Path Forward

On July 30 we brought you an article, “Key West Transit Takes Steps Towards Future With August Public Hearings” announcing the public hearings on August 12 and 26 about the changes Key West Transit instituted in May. The virtual Zoom meeting on the 12th was attended by about five staffers and four acknowledged transit buffs […]

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Key West Transit Takes Step Towards Future With August Public Hearings

On May 20th we brought you the story Shhh… Key West Transit Has Quietly Changed Their Routes upon their return May 16 from a Covid shutdown. The City is now holding mandated public hearings on those changes on August 12th and 26th via Zoom. Prior to their Covid shutdown of the system, the City’s Key […]

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Grading the Candidates on Bike, Walk, Transit and Streets for People: Mayor’s Race

Article 4 of 4: Mayor Teri Johnston is a Very Good “Friend” of Bike, Walk, Transit and Streets for People Article 1: Grading the Candidates on Bike, Walk, Transit and Streets for People: Weekley and Kaufman Stand Out as True “Friends”Article 2: Grading the Candidates on Bike, Walk, Transit and Streets for People: Challenger Dr. […]

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Grading the Candidates on Bike, Walk, Transit and Streets for People: District 3

Article 3 of 4: Challenger Kimball Ingram is a Good “Friend” of Bike, Walk, Transit & Streets for People Article 1: Grading the Candidates on Bike, Walk, Transit and Streets for People: Weekley and Kaufman Stand Out as True “Friends”Article 2: Grading the Candidates on Bike, Walk, Transit and Streets for People – Challenger, Dr. […]

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Grading the Candidates on Bike, Walk, Transit and Streets for People: District 6

Article 2 of 4: Challenger Ryan Barnett is a Good “Friend” of Bike, Walk, Transit and Streets for People Article 1: Grading the Candidates on Bike, Walk, Transit and Streets for People Issues: Weekley and Kaufman Stand Out as True “Friends”Article 3: Grading the Candidates on Bike, Walk, Transit and Streets for People Issues: District […]

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Grading the Candidates on Bike, Walk, Transit and Streets for People

Article 1 of 4: Weekley and Kaufman Stand Out as True “Friends” Article 2: Grading the Candidates on Bike, Walk, Transit and Streets for People: District 6 – Challenger Ryan Barnett is a Good “Friend” of Bike, Walk, Transit and Streets for PeopleArticle 3: Grading the Candidates on Bike, Walk, Transit and Streets for People: […]

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New 91-Space Parking Lot at 1300 Duval is Missed Opportunity for Downtown Affordable Housing and Revitalizing Our Main Street

Have you seen the construction going on at Duval and United? In a city chock full of creative, inventive and entrepreneurial people, how in the world did it come to this? The best use of a huge plot of land at 1300 Duval Street, our historic main street, is a 91-space commercial surface parking lot? […]

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