The nation needs to tighten its belt. I agree. I am a fiscal conservative or what I guess was once called a country club Republican. But what I cannot understand is being penny stupid and pound ignorant. I received an notice from the a colleague (it was supposed to be a joke) that conservatives in Congress are blocking funding for bike & and walking paths. The…Continue
I recall reading a post on this network about Walkonomics. The post said that real estate companies were starting to use a neighborhood's walking attributes as part of the sales pitch. From the website it seems, the idea is catching on. It seems the original group secured funding for a fairly sophisticated website. Does anyone recall reading that post about a year plus ago?
From website "About' page
Walkonomics aims to rate the pedestrian-friendliness…Continue
The tough-talking governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie, stopped a major transit project that increased the number of commuter trains from the Meadowlands to NYC from 23 to 40 plus. The stated reason was cost overruns that are all too familiar to those familiar with Boston's Big Dig. The Garden State's governor decided to replace the transit project with a megamall, Xanadu, which would benefit developers. But the megamall also has a history of cost overruns.
What is the cautionary…Continue
New York was the first city to develop design guidelines. Although the designs are option, Housing Development Corporation projects must opt-in to using the guidelines in designs. …Continue