My Downieville Downfall

Who among us doesn’t have a story, about ourselves or a friend—that badass guy or gal who flings themselves over gap jumps, nose wheelies this or that, then breaks their femur tripping on their PJ’s falling down the stairs? Fractures their foot taking out the recycling? Well I don’t gap jump, and most wouldn’t label …

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Placemaking: Building Community with Beer, Bikes, and Beans

“Hey, have you heard of a place in Sonoma County that has a bike shop and a bar and a café where bikers hang out?  Trail something?” In my work on the San Francisco Bay Trail at the Association of Bay Area Governments, my colleagues are urban planners working on regional housing and transportation needs, …

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