Bike Share in Dayton Ohio

How does downtown Dayton hope to compete?

On Friday I went to the annual meeting of the extra-tax to save downtown organization- I mean the Downtown Dayton Partnership presentation of the update on the “Downtown Dayton Plan.” It seems the last year has been spent quietly raising $3.8 million for the paddle boat run- and not much else. Now, it’s up to Read More

David Esrati on Velib in Paris

Bike share in Paris: Vélib’ the way to see Paris

About three years ago, I started championing a bike share system for Dayton. I talked to anyone and everyone who would listen. I had the people from B-cycle ship a prototype bike to Dayton for the bike summit. I even started mapping our where we should locate the bike stations on Google Maps. Three years Read More

New housing options for a new Dayton?

I’ve talked on this site.about SRO housing before, as well as co-housing.  SRO stands for “Single Room Occupancy” and it’s illegal in Dayton- despite there being a few “grandfathered” examples- and some operated by social service agencies (the DePaul Center on St. Clair being an example). Of course, the other name for SRO and co-housing Read More

Bikes or Boats?

Without any real value analysis (just like the way the giant fountains were pushed down our throats) Dr. Mike Ervin and Five Rivers Metroparks are about to raise and spend $4 million on a pet project of making Dayton a kayaking destination. Were any other studies done to see what could have maximum bang for Read More

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