Ever dreamed of kayaking to work? Or walking a couple hundred feet to your office? Or are you stuck in traffic daily? Six commuters share their stories.
Post-Gazette.com – Two days of brainstorming by various Downtown interests, guided by transportation planning experts, have hatched a revolutionary concept for remaking the entrance to the Golden Triangle. The concept, called shared space, removes traffic signals, signage, crosswalks, lane markings and curbs, setting up a sort of free-for-all plaza where pedestrians, drivers and cyclists must watch out for one another. It has been used successfully in Europe and to a lesser degree in the U.S. to revitalize blighted urban areas and improve safety. It was pioneered by Hans Monderman, a Dutch traffic engineer who came to view signs and signals as admissions of design failure. Informally titled “Heart of Pittsburgh,” the concept is being pitched for the section of Liberty Avenue from Commonwealth Place to
Post-Gazette.com – Homestead was basking in the promise of One Homestead, a major development by a.m. Rodriguez Associates, when fire struck — twice.
Wonder what it’s like there. I love Pittsburgh, but it has its issues. Didn’t they have a rough winter last year?
Coldwell Banker is a major player in the real estate market, and they’ve just published results from a study of changes in buyer and seller attitudes and activities over the past ten years.
Source: What a Difference a Decade Makes
Walkability gets bigger and more important.
The American dream of a house in the suburbs with a neatly trimmed lawn and …
Google’s Sidewalk Labs will pursue technologies to cut pollution, curb energy use, streamline transportation and reduce the cost of city living.
I gotta wonder about this. They do recognize what needs fixing, and what people want, but don’t mention dealing with the politics of making changes in cities. Also, how do they reduce costs for your average guy? Also, will they do something about noisy neighbors?
Herbert Fitzgerald stood out when he moved into a condominium in the newly built Hampton Commons back in 1987. He was its youngest resident, for example.
I used to live near this community, and never knew it existed. The area is just great, with lots of shops and things to see. Many of the shops have been there for a very long time. I’m definitely going to check this out if I ever visit Richmond again.
Preliminary site plans for an upcoming regional medical center at Largo Town Center Metro station could do more to encourage people to walk around the new complex. Missing key elements of a more pedestrian-friendly design could suppress the site’s potential as a new walkable downtown and for Prince George’s County.
Find some details about a development in the D.C. area, which could be good for walkability. The plans need a lot of work. There’s a major, high speed, road right down the middle, discouraging walkers.
It’s not just a choice between single houses or high rises; there are housing types in between
Atlanta kinda gets it. LOTS of people want to live near work, grocery stores, and restaurants.