NPR Launches ‘On the Road to Safety’ Series
Photo courtesy of Nelson Hsu, Heather Murphy and Tanya Ballard Brown of NPR.
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. ...
How Free is Your Parking?
Here is a great video I found via our friends over at Streetsblog.org. It was produced in Australia, but the effects of minimum parking requirements on urban areas are truly global in scope. Also check out Donald Shoup’s The High ...
The Illusive Dream of Modern American Rail
Photo by thisisbossi.
For a total of 7 minutes, train geeks can rejoice while riding Amtrak’s Acela Express, which glides at 150 mph in America’s northeast corridor. That track, located in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, totals 18 miles and is the only segment ...
China FAQs: Cities and Transport
China FAQs: Cities and Transport
The World Resources Institute yesterday released a new English-language Web site, ChinaFAQs.org, dedicated to answering questions about climate change and energy in China. The easy-to-navigate online resource so far lists the bios and contact information of 26 experts, including nonprofit ...
Great Multimedia Exhibit on Urban Poverty Ends Sunday
The National Building Museum. Flickr photo from giveawayboy.
If you haven’t been to the National Building Museum in a while, be sure not to miss an interactive multimedia exhibit called “The Places We Live.” The exhibit provides striking access into the homes and lives of of 20 different ...
Marie Reed Underpass, Champlain Contraflow Bike Lane Complete
Before photo courtesy of Flickr user M.V. Jantzen.
The much anticipated reopening of Champlain Street under Marie Reed Reed Community Center in Adams Morgan is complete. The project features a northbound contraflow bike lane on the newly created one-way southbound stretch of Champlain. It also includes a large ...
The New Penn Avenue: Sustainable?
The New Penn Avenue: Sustainable?
One of D.C.’s busiest corridors is getting a touchup. The Great Streets Pennsylvania Avenue initiative, kicked off a couple of weeks ago by Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, will seek to enhance the street’s physical landscape as well as its transportation ...
Less Cars, More Bicycles. Less Lycra, More Tweed.
Less Cars, More Bicycles. Less Lycra, More Tweed.
Events like the DC Tweed Ride are helping to rebrand sustainable transportation as fashionable, stylish and fun and are important to change the attitude of the general public towards bicycling.
The End of the American Exurbs and the Death of Sprawl?
Development prospects for for-sale housing in 2010. From ULI's Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2010 survey.
It’s a common refrain among Smart Growth advocates across the United States that goes something like this: “The fallout from the economic crisis is hitting far out suburban and exurban communities much harder than urban areas. This signals the end ...
DDOT Director, D.C. Councilmember Take Action in Response to SeeClickFix Report
Wildly dangerous pedestrian crossing at U Stree and Florida Ave NW.
As I noted in a post a little over a week ago, my SeeClickFix report about a dangerous pedestrian crossing at U Street and Florida Ave. NW has garnered a lot of attention, even surpassing my own expectations about the ...