I got this vision of getting my family to skip the car for all trips less than three miles (at least when the weather’s OK). THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM?
Here’s the traffic control device plan for the proposed roundabout on Maury Street. It’s…I don’t know…oddly compelling? I can’t stop looking at it.
How happy am I that Richmond can give up its almost two-year attachment to the Mayor’s proposed downtown arena project? I’m sure we’ll hear more about some or all the parts of this proposal—too much power involved and money already spent to just go quietly into the night—but, for now, it’s nice to move on […]
Why does this West End sidewalk randomly end in the middle of a block in a residential neighborhood? Does it mark an old city/county line where urban development patterns ended and suburban patterns began? Did someone just get lazy?
Bags, bottles and cans: Pricing works via City Observatory: Our cognitive bias stems from the fact that carbon emissions, particularly from cars are invisible, odorless and tasteless; they do no cumulate locally, but rather disperse globally. If cars deposited a charcoal briquet every hundred meters or so (which is roughly the amount of carbon they […]
Found this guy hiding under the train tracks near the Main Street Train Station. The bike and pedestrian cut through under the station is SO close to opening:
The bus stop at 2nd & Broad has to be one of, if not the, busiest bus stops in the entire city. It services the #1ABC, #2ABC, #3ABC, #12, #78, and #87. That’s 16 total bus lines. It’s seven more routes than what the existing Transfer Plaza handles during the day. It’s one bus every […]
From this morning’s GMRVA; Roberto Roldan at Virginia Public Media, which is now the name of our local public media…group? collection of stations? squad?…looks into the affordable housing component of the proposed North of Broad development. Here’s the deal: The developer will build 80 affordable units by 2022 and then “the developer expects to build […]