Hi! My name is Liam Jeffries, and this is The Cycling Straphanger.

The Cycling Straphanger is my personal blog where I lay out my thoughts and commentary about a variety of topics, the biggest of which being what could make New York City a better place. Subjects covered in my posts vary, from long reads describing, in detail, my urban planning ideas, to smaller commentary pieces. These posts aim to express as clearly as possible a vision of New York that’s more affordable, more equitable, and generally more in line with the philosophies expressed by Jane Jacobs about what makes a city great.

Unless otherwise stated, all views expressed on this website are my own, and I hope for all readers to take away from this a vision of a more livable New York.