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Blogosphere: LA DIY Urbanism, Branding BRT, Bike Lanes Cut Injuries, Unions & Urban Income, Urban Density & Family Farms

Blogosphere - In this section you'll find commentary, opinion and editorials from blogs and newspapers around the country. The opinions expressed in these blogs do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Reconnecting America.
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Blogosphere: LA's Do It Yourself Urbanism

LA Streetsblog


From guerrilla bike lanes to seedbomb vending machines, a number of homegrown urban space interventions are doing Los Angeles proud overseas as part of the official U.S. participation in the Venice Architecture Biennale...

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Blogosphere: Will Transpo Investments Keep Up  

DC Streetsblog


It's now common knowledge that annual changes in the volume of driving no longer follow the old patterns. For 60 years, the amount of vehicle miles traveled (VMT) rose steadily...

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Blogosphere: On Branding Rapid Ride BRT

Seattle Transit Blog


Any marketer will tell you that a brand isn't just what a company says it is - a brand is a set of attributes that gets assigned to a product or service over years or decades of use. Your brand is your reputation...

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Blogosphere: Dedicated Bike Lanes Cut Injuries

The Atlantic Cities


A major city street with parked cars and no bike lanes is just about the most dangerous place you could ride a bike. All the big threats are there: open car doors, bad parallel parkers, passing cabs and public transit...

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Blogosphere: Road Safety Guidelines for Indian BRT

The City Fix


Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems have emerged as a cost-effective, flexible, and environmentally sustainable form of public transportation, and have come a long way since the world's first system was developed in Curitiba, Brazil, and subsequently in other cities across Latin America...

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Blogosphere: Bellevue Looks to Adopt Rail Overlay  

Seattle Transit Blog


To some degree or another, Bellevue and Sound Transit have been making headway on their agreements to expedite East Link construction and fund a downtown rail tunnel. Though the surface alignment is still our preferred candidate, failure to uphold the Memorandum of Understanding (pdf) at this point could deal a major setback to the project...

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Blogosphere: Urban Implications of Walmart Strikers

Next American City


Massive levels of income inequality, and the accompanying army of low-wage service positions, have defined America's cities in recent decades. The unionized manufacturing economy that propelled so many working class families upwards is a shriveled remnant of its former self..

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Blogosphere: Can Denser Cities Save Family Farms

Grist


In 2006, the developers of Olive 8 - a swanky hotel/condo complex planned for downtown Seattle - were looking for a way to build beyond the 300-foot height limit that zoning allowed...

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Blogosphere: Is Free Rent Enough to Jumpstart District

The Atlantic Cities


For decades, about five blocks of the South Avondale neighborhood of Birmingham, Alabama, was all but vacant. Once a small, thriving cultural district on the border of affluent sections of the city's Southside...

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Blogosphere: Spanish Find Alternatives to Economy

This Big City


Since the start of the economic crisis, the Spanish government has not taken the necessary measures to foment growth or create jobs. On the contrary, they have made multiple cuts to the budget that put at risk entire social groups and endanger the rights of the citizenry...

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