Dear Readers: apologies for the sudden dropoff in posting. I’ve received email inquiry asking why the recent silence, despite all the mischief afoot (pedestrian plazas, transit operator budgets going haywire, and so forth), so an explanation is owed. I haven’t had any time lately to post — but truth be told, I haven’t had much heart for it, either. For awhile I had considered upgrading the site and redoing its design. But right now, I’m weighing if it’s worth putting in the time to do that, or whether it’d be better to take a vacation, or maybe just stop altogether. Posting will continue but probably remain slow until it all gets sorted out.