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2016 Year End Stats for CityBeautiful21

2016 Year End Stats for CityBeautiful21

With a few days left in a year like none other, I’ve assembled my annual stroll through the site statistics for CityBeautiful21. A few highlights: More posts! Last year, Iamented only posting 8 times in 2015. I posted 16 times this year. Improvement! Total pageviews this year: about 10,700. 85% more pageviews than last year. Average pageviews per post was about 725 in 2015. This year, I reached only 669 per post, but that’s hiding some wide variation. … Read entire article »

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2015 Year End Stats for CityBeautiful21

2015 Year End Stats for CityBeautiful21

Well, as we approach the New Year, I decided to take a look through the site stats for CityBeautiful21, a project I still very much believe in but have far less time to spend on than I would like. Anyway- here’s the annual rundown, with a few comparisons to the first annual rundown from 2013: Eight (only 8!) total posts: less than one per month on average. Aargh. I hope to do better in 2016. I … Read entire article »

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2013 Year-End Stats for City Beautiful 21 Blog

2013 Year-End Stats for City Beautiful 21 Blog

Looking back at 2013, I started this blog not sure if people would take an interest in narrow-focus writing on small-to-medium-size town urbanism in Carrboro, NC.  With 11 months of blogging behind me, I can say that people are definitely interested, and that the public and private feedback I’ve received from others indicates that there are lots of individuals who care deeply about Carrboro, and take our local decisionmaking and plans seriously. For this I … Read entire article »

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Email Question From a Reader: Parking Pricing and Equity

Email Question From a Reader: Parking Pricing and Equity

In response to my last post on why Performance Parking Pricing is better than greater enforcement of 2-hour parking limits, I received an outstanding response from a reader via email.  Here are some key excerpts: Hey Patrick.  I have been closely following the discussions about parking in Carrboro.  I subscribe to your CityBeautiful21 blog and I have watched all the recent archived video of Board of Aldermen meetings where parking was discussed. I’m concerned that you have … Read entire article »

Filed under: Administration, Biking, Carrboro, Parking, Pricing, Public Transit, Reader Mailbag

Now Available: Email Notification of New Posts

Now Available: Email Notification of New Posts

Just a quick note to let everyone know that I’ve added an email subscription list for the blog.  If you want to automatically receive an email when a new post is up, you can sign up at the top right of the page. You don’t have to register to comment to be added to the email list. Thanks for reading! … Read entire article »

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