Posts tagged with 'United States'
Washington DC's First BRT Corridor. Probably.
Washington DC's First BRT Corridor. Probably.
With the advance in the design of the new layout for K Street in downtown DC (see recent article in The Washington Post) and the introduction a few years ago of the Circulator service, Washington is quietly making the first ...
Extreme Green Neighborhood Makeover by CarbonfreeDC
Extreme Green Neighborhood Makeover by CarbonfreeDC
This announcement is a little last-minute, but there’s still time to apply! Hurry, deadline is tomorrow! CarbonfreeDC, a grassroots initiative dedicated to lowering local carbon emissions in the D.C. area, is now accepting applications for an “Extreme Green Neighborhood Makeover,” ...
Before & After: New York City's Urban Ecosystem
Before & After: New York City's Urban Ecosystem
Art by Philip Straub, via National Geographic. In its latest issue, National Geographic shows what the now bustling urban jungle of Manhattan looked like before Henry Hudson spotted the island in 1609. Four hundred years ago, there were beavers, just ...
Greening the Capital "By-Cycle"
Greening the Capital "By-Cycle"
Image via Casey Trees YouTube channel. While Washington DC’s annual Cherry Blossom festival draws in crowds from all over the world, most of the year the city’s foliage goes relatively unnoticed. Casey Trees, a local non-profit, is finding creative ways ...
From the 'Burgh to the Beltway
From the 'Burgh to the Beltway
Statues of Guyasuta and George Washington stare each other down on Mt. Washington. Photo by meironke. I make no apologies for being from the greatest metropolitan area in the country. Living in Pittsburgh absolutely infuses every part of my thought ...
Bringing SeeClickFix to D.C.: Join Us!
Bringing SeeClickFix to D.C.: Join Us!
TheCityFix DC talks a lot about how we’d like to see D.C. change. We’re also committed to making sure that your voices get heard. That (and the similar names!) is why we’ve teamed up with SeeClickFix to try and spread ...
Bixi Lands Boston, London: Game-Changer for Public Bikes?
Bixi Lands Boston, London: Game-Changer for Public Bikes?
London and Boston made big announcements this week, both naming Montreal's Public Bike System – known as Bixi (shoft for "bicycle taxi") – as their preferred bike-share provider. Could Bixi's foray onto the world scene be a game changer for public-use bicycles?
Immigrants and the Future of Sustainable Transportation
Immigrants and the Future of Sustainable Transportation
Joel Kotkin and his website New Geography can be frustrating—Kotkin can be an apologist for sprawl—but they can also be invaluable. That latter quality was on full display today in Prof. Ali Modarres’ expert breakdown of census data showing that ...
Le Corbusier's Revenge
Le Corbusier's Revenge
Conventional wisdom on urban history states a few things exceedingly clearly. Perhaps the most axiomatic belief about cities is that brutalist architecture is not only ugly but thoroughly destructive. Boston’s City Hall Plaza is perhaps the most loathed example in ...
Cash for Clunkers: "Environmental Effects Will Be Negligible"
Cash for Clunkers: "Environmental Effects Will Be Negligible"
The Cash for Clunkers program is not all that it’s cracked up to be. Photo by ThreadedThoughts. The Cash for Clunkers program, which gives consumers up to a $4,500 discount when they trade in their old vehicle for a newer, ...
Union Station Bike Station Good for Existing Riders, Symbolism
Union Station Bike Station Good for Existing Riders, Symbolism
To let us know that it was moving forward on its Bicycle Transit Center  near Union Station, DDOT updated its Facebook account with a set of new pictures. New media! The station is looking like it’s nearing completion; installation of ...
Gentrification's Forgotten Block, Part 3: Conclusion
Gentrification's Forgotten Block, Part 3: Conclusion
Having already discussed the specific sites of the Government Printing Office and the Gales School, it’s now time to step back and look at the ecology of the entire block of G Street NW, between North Capitol and Massachusetts. Taken ...
Gentrification's Forgotten Block, Part 2: Gales School
Gentrification's Forgotten Block, Part 2: Gales School
In part one of my series on G Street, I discussed the Government Printing Office and the paradoxes that putting light industry in an office district creates for urbanists. In this section, I will discuss the Gales School. Again, the ...
Gentrification's Forgotten Block, Part 1: The GPO
Gentrification's Forgotten Block, Part 1: The GPO
Between North Capitol and Massachusetts Avenue, G Street NW is a block of urbanist paradox. Two sites, the Government Printing Office and the Gales School, pose difficult to answer questions about the proper place for older, grittier urban uses in ...
Purple Line to be Light Rail
Purple Line to be Light Rail
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 ...
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