Catch me on my “virtual book tour”

Hi guys! I have been keeping busy traveling around giving talks and interviews about my new book, Right of Way. I made this map half to keep myself organized, but it is also a good way to follow along with what I have going on. Between last fall, when I started doing this (in person) […]

I got hit by a car

It’s been six days since I got hit by a car and today was the first day I was able to walk my dog.  Getting hit by a car and being able to walk your dog six days later is pretty lucky, in the scheme of things. And that’s how I feel. Also a little […]

Impacting State and Federal Policy

We’ve only been in business for about a year and a half at this point, but one of our early focuses has been helping assist campaigns aimed at changing federal, state and local laws to improve traffic safety.  After a recent win this week, I was feeling a little bit proud of what we’ve been […]

What we’re working on

Some pretty cool stuff! A little update on what’s going on over at old 3MPH HQ in the great city of Cleveland.  Our second year of business got off to a slow start thanks to corona related school closures and then a bout of pretty serious winter weather.  But now we’re back in the office […]

One year (we think) in business. Wahoo!

Sidewalks make good sites for engagement, we think.  I follow some entrepreneurs that have big celebrations on their one year anniversary. But the truth for me is I don’t know the exact date I started this business. I had planned to launch this business before the pandemic hit — in March 2020 (LOL!). And then […]

The Potential of Urban Trails

The whole time I’ve lived in Cleveland (more than 10 years), people have been talking about the construction of an urban trail system. The Towpath Trail was the big one, which runs along the historic path of the Erie Canal all the way down to Akron. I never paid much attention to the discussions honestly. […]

Our Testimony Before the California State Assembly

CA Statehouse via Alex Proimos, Creative Commons Yesterday, our founder, Angie Schmitt, was invited by the California Bicycle Coalition to testify before the California State Assembly’s Transportation Committee about a new bill that would decriminalize jaywalking. Below is a transcript of the testimony, which was limited to two minutes: “I am here today to support […]

What We’re Working on (And How You Can Help)

We have a new administration in Washington and U.S. DOT has been staffed up with some really exciting and progressive leaders from the industry.  We have a huge opportunity right now to reshape U.S. transportation in a way that will benefit the environment, will benefit safety and will benefit equity for generations to come.  3MPH […]

What I wish traffic safety officials would say on Pedestrian Safety Month

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is currently hosting “Pedestrian Safety Month.” I am happy to see this issue getting more attention. The agency has also received some criticism from groups like Transportation for America, for using language that shifts blame back to pedestrians. (They made the above graphic to raise their concerns.) This is […]

Why I decided to start a consultancy

It wasn’t my intention when I started writing my upcoming book (Right of Way, Island Press) to start a consultancy. I approached writing the book like a journalist, which is what I was at the time and what I did for the previous 14 years, both at Streetsblog, and before that at newspapers in my […]