Does the Recession Make Us Want To Share Or Just to Save?
Photo by Jahi Chikwendiu of The Washington Post.
It’s always exciting to see a colleague’s picture in the newspaper. Fellow EMBARQer Chris Ganson made it onto the Washington Post’s cover for riding SmartBike! Very cool. The article looked at how the recession has made us want to share ...
Living in a Symbolic City
Spooky Walmart picture by Flickr user Koonisutra.
This is one of the only times I’ve ever seen Walmart look like they’re going to lose a battle. Democratic Governor Tim Kaine and Republican Speaker William Howell have come together, along with both candidates in the 2009 governor’s race, ...
Learning to Love L'Enfant
Generally, I’m not such a fan of the L’Enfant plan for D.C. I’m from Boston originally, and always feel more at home on illogically winding streets than rationalist straight lines. I think that the L’Enfant plan also makes it easier ...
Ray LaHood Speaks at Center for National Policy
Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood. Photo by Washington State Department of Transportation.
Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood gave a talk today at the Center for National Policy  (great name for a think-tank, no?) about the economic impact of transportation. In other words, he spoke about how awesome the stimulus is. According to ...
What's Going on in D.C. Development Politics?
Photo by sortofbreakit.
Funny business abounded in D.C. development news yesterday. I’m not sure what to make of it, so if you have any sense, please help me out. First, the Washington Business Journal reported that Councilmembers Mary Cheh and Kwame Brown have ...
The Post Wins Most Improved Player Award
White Flint Metro station. Flickr photo by M.V. Jantzen.
Without getting into the merits of the plan, I do want to commend the Post for writing an almost entirely pro-urbanist article about the White Flint plan. Greater Greater Washington wrote about how when two other Post writers wrote about ...
There Must Be a Catch, Right?
Imagine if SmartBike was paying you for your pedal power. Flickr photo by afagen.
Via Inhabitat, I see that Chiyu Chen, a student at the Royal College of Art, has designed what must be the most awesome bike-sharing technology ever. Using the same technology that the Prius has to recapture the bike’s kinetic energy ...
An Easy Fix: Build Out New Hampshire Ave Sidewalk
An Easy Fix: Build Out New Hampshire Ave Sidewalk
Mostly I’m skeptical of small attempts to reclaim a particular patch of land from cars. I don’t generally think that the war will be won battling block by block, but rather through macro policy shifts. But sometimes there’s a site ...
Ray LaHood Speaks at Center for National Policy
Ray LaHood Speaks at Center for National Policy
Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood gave a talk today at the Center for National Policy (great name for a think-tank, no?) about the economic impact of transportation. In other words, he spoke about how awesome the stimulus is. According to ...
“Earth Bike” Travels Through China
“Earth Bike” Travels Through China
A man with a mission travels around China by three-wheeled motorbike, shaped as a giant globe, to educate regular Chinese citizens about the importance of protecting the environment. He said he was inspired to save the earth by watching a ...