Radio: Transportation Puzzle

We at Sweet Orange Studio are everyday cyclists.  However, some days we gather all our resources and make an entirely different transportation plan, like this trip to Ashland that looped in an electric Smart car, Amtrak, the Flyaway bus from Union Station to LAX, flight to Oregon – and all the same steps in reverse.  I was so happy to find a car2go in Old Town when we got home!

I interviewed a few people in San Diego recently for the Jazz88 City Stories program, to see what kind of transportation works for them.  The day after our city selected Bob Filner as mayor (and liveability advocate) I wanted to share these ideas with you:

Downtown’s sheer density provides an opportunity to re-think our ideas about development.  More housing normally requires more parking spaces, and more driving means fewer people are on the street.  It turns out that San Diego is right on the cutting edge with European-style electric car sharing, thoughtful planning for bikes, and abundant public transit options.  I discovered that the future of getting around in San Diego is full of exciting possibilities.

LISTENMP3 – Transportation Puzzle (5 min)

For more information on electric car sharing visit  Cyclists can learn more about bike commuting at

November – Voting Time

Here’s a new video I recorded for Ballot Point. They’re specialists in creating automated voting interfaces for unions and others.

However you vote, I know you’ve made sure that you’re properly registered, and it’s also important to double check your polling place if you like to go into the booth on voting day like we do. Ours has moved from Green Manor Apartments to the Spreckles Masonic Temple in Hillcrest. We’ll be there on November 6 saying Yes to Prop 37 and voting for O!

It’s a Holiday Art Sale! (and Jeff is playing music)

Along with fine artists and craftspeople from the neighborhood, on November 10 we’ll be down at the church on Jackdaw for this lively annual gathering.  Our own Jeff and Ira will be making music.  The jazzy Teagan Taylor Trio will be on stage in the afternoon.  Harpist Dana Mosser will transport with the ethereal sounds of ALL THOSE STRINGS, and another special guest may be adding their Django-inspired sound… stay tuned for more and please visit Mission Hills Artists on Facebook for photos.