Thursday, October 24, 2013

Skyline Roadtrip: Maine

Fryeburg Fair, in Fryeburg, ME since 1851.
In October we took a little road trip to Maine for some autumn action. First stop was Fryeburg, where their agricultural fair has been going strong since 1851, and is the largest in the state of Maine. This is a real fair folks, not what you get at the Timonium Fairgrounds in September. 
LL Bean, making boots Freeport, ME since 1912.

No trip to Maine would be complete without a stop at the LL Bean flagship store in Freeport. Making boots and other outdoor equipment since 1912, this store never closes. In fact there aren't even locks on the front doors. If you need a pair of bean boots or a canvas boat bag on Christmas morning for a last minute gift? They have you covered. When you leave the LL Bean store there are plenty of other outlet stores and shops all around Freeport; its a nice walk-able community. Plus Amtrak goes there now so you can ride the rails from Boston North Station all the way downeast. 

Friday, October 18, 2013

Green Lane Project

Alright Baltimore, let's jump on this. What better way to spur better bike infrastructure in the city. Check out The Green Lane Project for more information. In their pilot year six cities were granted funding, including DC.

DC seems to have it right when it comes to improving infrastructure, mode-share, and complete streets while Baltimore lags behind due to the lack of political will. Look at what DC is doing: streetcars, silver line extension, protected bike lanes and bike signals. Let's get serious here.