Fairfax County Mulling Becoming Fairfax City
A sign from the already-existing City of Fairfax. Flickr photo by teejayhanton.
In what might be today’s biggest regional transportation news or might be an empty piece of political posturing, Fairfax County is considering becoming a city. According to the Post, the goal behind becoming a city would be to control local ...
DDOT to Permit Valet Spaces
Valet Parking sign in Las Vegas. Flickr photo by Tadson.
The Examiner is reporting that DDOT has established a new set of guidelines for providing valet parking from on-street parking spaces. Where there was previously no organized permitting system, now businesses may rent 20 feet of street for 50 cents ...
18-Storey Building Planned for Bethesda
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In re the great height restrictions debate: this is what happens when you don’t allow tall buildings in the District. In addition to demands for building certain numbers of units which can be distributed up or out, there is also ...
You Can't Cure Congestion Only on the Weekend
Traffic on the 405. Flickr photo by Atwater Village Newbie.
Over at the Atlantic, they’ve given Conor Friedersdorf the project of writing about “Ideas.” This has meant a lot of posts about good ideas and an ongoing discussion of the “Worst Idea Ever.” For the latter, I highly recommend his ...
Priority Bus Conference Notes
I spent yesterday at a fantastic conference on priority buses in the Washington area. Organized by the TPB and the Federal Transit Administration, we got to hear from transit officials from across the country about what innovations their areas have ...
The Street Food Solution
Street Food in New Haven, CT. Flickr photo by numberstumper.
I’m told that D.C. is a very walkable city. I hear this all the time in fact. And in one way, it’s true. Distances are relatively short, sidewalks are broad and so on. But that only makes it a good ...
Virginia is the New California
Photo by Ken Lund.
This past weekend turned out to have an Asian food in Fairfax County theme. On Saturday, the 24-hour Korean barbecue joint Honey Pig Gooldaegee in Annandale and on Sunday a trip to the Eden Center, the Vietnamese mall in Falls ...
Who Saved the Electric Car?
They do have electric cars in Paris. Flickr photo by David_Megginson.
Via BeyondDC’s newsfeed, I see that Baltimore may be introducing an electric car-sharing program. This is a great idea. You often hear about how the reason electric cars will never be popular is that they’ll require an entirely new energy ...
Design a New Bus Map
Harry Beck's famous map of the London Underground. Flickr photo by grepnold.
I had the very good luck to be invited to the Nationals-Red Sox game Tuesday night and was trying to figure out the best way of getting to Navy Yard from Union Station without using the Red Line. I first ...
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If you haven’t been following dc.thecityfix.com, our new local edition for Washington, D.C., here are some highlights. Hopefully you’ll like what you see and become a regular reader over there, too! D.C.’s “State of the Air”: F: D.C. fails the ...