Purple Line to be Light Rail
Purple Streetcar in York England. Photo by Carlos62.
Gov. O’Malley has made his decision on the Purple Line: it’ll be light rail, as has been increasingly clear over the last couple of months. TheCityFix has been an advocate for high-quality bus rapid transit in the past, but let’s ...
Zipcar Gets Some Competition
Hooray for Zipcar! Photo by Rakka.
[/caption Via Eric Britton’s World Streets, Dave Brooks is writing about the new wave of carsharing businesses that are entering the market. Depending on your perspective, the companies coming onto the market are either completely unlikely, or entirely obvious. Namely, ...
Art for Urban Mobility's Sake
Image via ROJO magazine. Just months after the launch of its fortwo model in Brazil this past April, smart — the makers of the popular mini two-seater cars — is sponsoring an outdoor art project this month for international artists ...
Use SeeClickFix to Send Your K Street Comments
SeeClickFix has exploded in New Haven, Conn.
Following up on my earlier post about the K Street Transitway, you can also express your support for the K Street Transitway using SeeClickFix. SeeClickFix is a website that allows you to publicly map problems in your city that need ...
Discussing Smart Growth With Cheryl Cort
Transit-Oriented Development at Ballston Metro Station in Arlington. Photo by faceless b.
The Coalition for Smarter Growth is one of the preeminent activist organizations dedicated to sustainable transportation and smart land use policies in the D.C. area. Over the last ten years, the Coalition has fought for inclusionary zoning in D.C., for transit-oriented ...
Prince George's County: Sprawl, Not Metro Access, Is Biggest Problem
Construction at Prince Georges Plaza. Photo by iwantamonkey.
Over at Greater Greater Washington, David Alpert is arguing that Prince George’s County isn’t building enough transit-oriented development around its Metro stations. In his words, “Prince George’s County is completely failing to take advantage of its existing Metro infrastructure.” The ...
Seeing Cities as Islands and What Cars Are Good For
Car-free Mackinac Island, Michigan. Photo via Mother Nature News.
The Mother Nature Network has a slideshow up showing seven car-free cities around the world. What’s interesting is that the majority are tiny islands and heavily reliant on the tourist industry. The largest “city,” Venice, is just a lot of ...
Art for Urban Mobility’s Sake
Art for Urban Mobility’s Sake
Image via ROJO magazine. Just months after the launch of its fortwo model in Brazil this past April, smart — the makers of the popular mini two-seater cars — is sponsoring an outdoor art project this month for international artists ...
Critical K Street Transitway Needs Your Help
Critical K Street Transitway Needs Your Help
It’s sometimes said that the stimulus bill was the first transportation bill. That’s basically correct; you can’t go anywhere in the transportation world without hearing how a given project was, will be, or hopefully might be a stimulus grant recipient. ...
Maryland Getting Rid of Farm Stands, Destroying Public Realm
Summer farm stand. Photo by Catskills Grrl.
Roads are public spaces that we built and pay for so that cars and trucks can quickly move people and goods around. That’s true. It’s even a good thing! The kind of mobility that engines give us has radically transformed ...