Posts tagged with 'snow'
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Pedestrians and transit users suffered during this year's snowstorms.  Now's the time to improve the response for next year.  Photo: NCinDC.
Before You Forget Snowmageddon…
Now that spring is almost here, Snowmageddon and Snoverkill – and all the challenges they posed to pedestrians and transit users – are but a distant memory for many. But let’s not let the opportunity to learn from this winter’s ...
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A snow plow gets towed in the aftermath of the blizzard. Photo by theqspeaks.
D.C. Council Evaluates Aftermath of Snowstorms
More questions were asked than answered at this morning’s public oversight hearing on the District’s response to the recent “snow events” (i.e. back-to-back blizzards in February.) The hearing, held in the John A. Wilson Building, was led by Councilmember Jim ...
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Snow removal priorities are called into question when students must walk to school in the road two weeks after the snowstorms.  Photo: WTOP.
Pedestrians Still Struggling with Snow
For many of us, memories of Snowmageddon and Snoverkill are fading along with the melting snow.  But the region’s recent snowstorms are still affecting the lives of pedestrians in Columbia, Maryland.  Even worse, these pedestrians are schoolkids who are being ...
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Does your snowy city pay adequate attention to the needs of pedestrians and transit users when the white stuff is falling?  Montreal uses mini-plows, above, to clear sidewalks.  Photo: sfllaw, Flickr.
Snow Removal Best Practices: The Right Path
The Washington, D.C. metro area has the second highest percentage of public transit commuters in the United States, behind only New York City. Many of those riders walk to the Metro or the bus, and 89,000 other commuters walk to ...
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Speak out about the snow removal efforts in your neighborhood (shown here: Connecticut Avenue).  Photo: CathrynDC, flickr.
Speak Out on D.C. Snow Removal Efforts at Public Hearings
Those of you who have been following snow removal efforts in the D.C. area will now have several opportunities to voice your opinions in the coming weeks. D.C. Council Member Jim Graham (D-Ward 1) has announced that he will hold ...
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Photo submitted by  Julia Robey Christian on SeeClickFix, one of the many online tools that has helped mobilize D.C. residents to clear the snow left over from last week's blizzard.
"Snow Helpers" Mobilize to Clear Sidewalks, Bus Stops
At the end of the day on Friday, I created “Snow Helper” Watch Areas on SeeClickFix, with the advice of SCF Co-Founder Ben Berkowitz, in an attempt to keep track of all the snow-related issues reported in the District. Even ...
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