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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
Priced Out of Housing and Into the Car
Rush hour in Tyson's Corner in Northern Virginia. Photo by mindgutter.
Throughout the current recession, a pattern has been emerging that has fascinated – and sometimes excited – urban planners and policymakers.  Home values in cities and close-in suburbs have been falling less than those in far-flung suburban areas.  (See articles ...
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. ...
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.