Posts tagged with 'Washington, D.C.'
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 ...
Prince George's County: Sprawl, Not Metro Access, Is Biggest Problem
Prince George's County: Sprawl, Not Metro Access, Is Biggest Problem
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 ...
Zipcar Gets Some Competition
Zipcar Gets Some Competition
[/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, ...
Seeing Cities as Islands and What Cars Are Good For
Seeing Cities as Islands and What Cars Are Good For
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 ...
Use SeeClickFix to Send Your K Street Comments
Use SeeClickFix to Send Your K Street Comments
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 ...
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. ...
Discussing Smart Growth With Cheryl Cort
Discussing Smart Growth With Cheryl Cort
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 ...
Maryland Getting Rid of Farm Stands, Destroying Public Realm
Maryland Getting Rid of Farm Stands, Destroying Public Realm
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 ...
Make VA Gov. Candidates Talk About Sustainable Transportation
Make VA Gov. Candidates Talk About Sustainable Transportation
The Post has both an article and an editorial today comparing Creigh Deeds and Bob McDonnell’s transportation plans. These are good, informative documents, providing more political context, though less detail, than TheCityFix DC’s write-up of the candidates’ transportation plans. Most ...
Innovation In A Company Town
Innovation In A Company Town
2thinknow, an Australian company that sells information about cities, released their list of what they consider to be the 75 most innovative world cities. D.C. ranked 15th in the world. These rankings are a mixed bag and access to the ...
When Do We Get Regional Planning?
When Do We Get Regional Planning?
One of the problems with transportation policy is that it is bogglingly opaque. The multiplication of planning boards and oversight boards and quasi-public authorities and the immense decision-making power awarded to the bureaucrats in planning and transportation departments make it ...
Stadiums Don't Drive Economic Development
Stadiums Don't Drive Economic Development
Jonathan O’Connell of the Washington Business Journal is reporting that in addition to Poplar Point, D.C. United is looking at building a stadium at Buzzard Point, a site in Southwest that is mostly trying to sell itself as a good ...
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