NYC: High Line In The Snow

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Due to an uplanned extra five days of vacation in the northeast USA (that snow storm you might have heard about) so we took the train from Boston to New York and spent a day and a half visiting the slushy streets of New York.  I really wanted to see the first section of the High Line – once an …

Main Plaza San Antonio

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It is amazing what happens when you leave the Riverwalk in downtown San Antonio.  You discover the rest of San Antonio. We discovered Main Plaza, operated by the Main Plaza Conservancy a few weeks ago.  It has many of the right things going for it, including vendor, moveable tables and chairs, foundations, shade and events.

Trinity Trails – Part 2

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Finally, I’m posting part two of my bike ride on the Trinity Trails during the International Downtown Association conference in Ft Worth.  Day two took me southwest, with some cool improvements happening.  This was a Sunday afternoon and a very popular stretch of the trail with lots of people on it.  The new portions of the trail were quite impressive.

Trinity Trails in Fort Worth

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Charlie is attending the International Downtown Conference in Ft. Worth Sat-Mon with our friends from the Downtown Austin Alliance (presenting a session on Republic Square on Monday morning) and managed to get out a see a portion of the 60 plus miles of the Trinity Trails network yesterday and is hoping to slip out again this afternoon.  Here’s a few …

Montreal Trails, Parks and Bikeways

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A final installment from our Montreal Trip – we did about 30 miles of biking in and around Montreal when we were there in early July – down along an old canal, along the St. Lawrence River, over and back the St. Lawrence, visiting parks, formula 1 racetrack (now a bikeway) and more.  Look for the surfers! [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column …

Montreal Parks

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Fortunate to spend a few days in Montreal and Quebec City in the past week, we took some photos of parks, plazas and bikeways that we’ll post over the next week or so.  Today’s installment: Great Square and row houses in the trendy Plateau Mont Royal Area. Sunflowers and Playscape Close-up of Sunflowers

Central Park Conservancy Visits Austin

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[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] On Thursday and Friday of last week, the founder of the Central Parks Conservancy, Betsy Barlow Rogers and the Historian and Photographer, Sara Cedar Miller, came and spent two days touring a number of downtown parks, …

Visit to Museum Reach, Riverwalk, San Antonio

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To celebrate my spouse’s successful completion of graduate school this week, we took an overnight trip to San Antonio to check out museums and  the several mile new extension of the San Antonio Riverwalk, part of a multi-year effort to extend the river walk to 13 miles from Brackenridge Park to the north and Mission Espada to the south.  After …