All Business is Cooperative

 

I started researching worker-owned cooperative structures early on in the development of my business. My questions about workplace environments and dynamics were some of the main reasons i decided to go into business. research was part of my homework to figure out what the heck i was doing. I even drafted legal documents to share ownership and had meetings to engage employees as owners, etc. […]

Gentrification vs Prosperity

What, exactly, is the difference between gentrification and prosperity?
I mean if the neighborhood you live in is prosperous, the people around you are doing well and thriving – isn’t that a good thing?
Perhaps the problem is that “market value” is too often being driven by forces that have nothing to do with the individual prosperity of the residents… forces such as “city planners”, zoning boards, and corporate developers.
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Do you hold your breath when a truck passes?

Sometimes I do.

Sometimes I hold my breath when a particularly exhausty van or truck rumbles past me … I have this instinct to avoid inhaling the fumes. However, this can be problematic on a bike, cuz you sometimes need every breath, so missing a few breaths can really put you behind.

I noticed this today when I found myself inadvertently keeping pace with both a delivery truck and a big ass tour bus, along with the rest of the motor vehicle traffic all heading down Mass Ave from Cambridge to Boston. …Man, waiting at red lights, staring down the tailpipe of a bus….. do you wonder why cyclists don’t like to stop at red lights? I kept wishing that I practiced more pranayama.  But the thing is I couldn’t […]

Bay State Bike Week

Today MetroPed teamed up with the Charles River Transportation Management Association and Petsi Pies to bring bicycle commuters a free breakfast along the Minuteman Bike Path at the Alewife T station. With scones, coffee, and bicycle schwag in hand, we thanked our fellow commuters for choosing the bicycle as their mode of transportation.

I got to see all types of cyclists including the everyday commuter, […]