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Friday Fun: Gridlock Buster
Friday Fun: Gridlock Buster
Via Planetizen, here’s a mostly fun and I think actually educational game from the University of Minnesota where you have to serve as traffic engineer, setting the red and green lights to keep traffic moving smoothly. As has been said, ...
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A much cooler Greyhound station than D.C.s. Photo by Lee Otis.
The Right Side of the Tracks
These plans for a new bus terminal and mixed-use development behind Union Station have the potential to be truly transformative. First, by connecting the Greyhound bus station to Union station, you make it functionally intermodal. You can take local transit ...
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Georgetown University is the District's second-largest employer. Photo by Kyle Rush.
Make D.C.'s Hospitals and Universities Sustainable
Walking out of Union Station this morning, I received a little flyer to go to www.commuternation.com/dc from a few guys standing outside. I was told that I could save up to 40% on my commute! Of course, I took these ...
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Ben's Chili Bowl on U Street. Photo by dbking.
The Metropolitan City and the Parochial City: Two Visions of Urbanism
The Post’s article about how U Street residents are beginning to get tired of the increasing noise of their neighborhood. My first reaction was basically the same as Ryan Avent and BeyondDC’s, that it’s hardly as if these residents didn’t ...
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A shared moment on the Metro. Photo by bootbearwdc.
Putting the Public in Public Transit
When we say “public transit,” we mean public in the sense that the government—actually usually a quasi-governmental special authority—runs the transit. I think it’s time to reclaim the other meaning of public transit. This is transit as a space where ...
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United Van Lines truck from 1956. Photo by Roadsidepictures.
People Still Moving to D.C.
The D.C. blogs have all been posting this factoid from the United Van Lines company: 63.6% of its moves in the District were inbound, making only 36.4% of its moves outbound. That’s the most inbound moves of any state, with ...
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