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Austin L. Spriggs declined repeatedly to sell his aging rowhouse on Massachusetts Ave. in norwest Washington, DC to a condo developer. He ultimately held on to his property after it clung to the edge of a massive construction crater four stories deep. A condominium now wraps around the building on three sides and tower above it. Photo courtesy of the Washington Post.
On “The Specter of Condemnation” and America’s Full Metropolises
The right not to have one’s property taken for purposes other than “public use” is one of the most basic rights afforded to American citizens in the US Constitution. Eminent domain helped build the public infrastructure that moves and powers ...
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Looking at M Street, SE from First Street. Flickr photo courtesy of Pak Gwei.
DDOT Contemplates M Street Separated Bike Lane Near Baseball Stadium
With so much attention focused on the 15th Street protected contraflow bike lane, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that this is just the first of several low cost separated bike lanes that DDOT is looking to install ...
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Image couresy of the Washington Post's Laris Karklis.
BRT vs. Light Rail: Urban Transit Debate Plays Out
One of the hottest transportation debates in the region these days relates to the proposed Corridor Cities Transitway (CCT). The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) envisions a 14-mile transit link roughly following I-270 from the Shady Grove Metro station in Gaithersburg  ...
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Environmental Defense Fund Starts Transportation blog
Environmental Defense Fund Starts Transportation blog
Be sure to check out EDF’s new blog called Way2Go, which will be exclusively dedicated to transportation for the 21st century. They have a great cast of bloggers, so be sure to follow along as they post over the coming ...
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NPR Launches 'On the Road to Safety' Series
NPR Launches 'On the Road to Safety' Series
TheCityFix just came across this great series that American National Public Radio (NPR) began yesterday. The impetus for the series was the realization that apparently last year saw one of the lowest levels of driving fatalities in nearly 50 years. ...
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Photo courtesy of Nelson Hsu, Heather Murphy and Tanya Ballard Brown of NPR.
NPR Launches ‘On the Road to Safety’ Series
TheCityFix just came across this great series that American National Public Radio (NPR) began yesterday. The impetus for the series was the realization that apparently last year saw one of the lowest levels of driving fatalities in nearly 50 years. ...
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