I have biked across the continent and sailed across the Atlantic Ocean. Both of these trips were the fulfillment of long-held dreams, but there was nothing unique about either ─ many others have done them. One trip that I conceived, organized and led had never been attempted before, and to my knowledge has not been repeated.
The subpages to this page consist of various writings on subjects relating to transportation. They were written as the result of my service on the Coastal Corridor Transportation Investment Area (CCTIA), a committee that advised Greenwich's First Selectman on transportation issues and a bicycle advocacy organization, Greenwich Safe Cycling, that I organized and chaired until 2008.
I grew up in Riverside, CT, close to Long Island Sound, and my friends and I spent much of the summers of our childhoods in small sailboats. Stepping onto a sailboat was entering a different yet changeable and much wider world. Changeable because wind, weather and tides combined to change in infinite ways the physical environment in which we sailed.