Greater Greater Washington

3 days ago
Benjamin Ross argues that the walk signal is a fundamentally flawed approach to creating walkable streets and shareable roadways—making walking slower, less convenient, and more dangerous.
Greater Greater Washington
4 days ago
Officials and residents in Washington, D.C. are often heard saying that the District is gaining 1,000 new residents every month. But what does it mean?
Greater Greater Washington
May 18, 2016, 2pm PDT
With the controversy about the value of its newly opened streetcar ongoing, Washington, D.C. has commenced with a planning process for extending the line to Georgetown.
Greater Greater Washington
May 11, 2016, 2pm PDT
Washington, D.C. approved a long-awaited new zoning code in January. Greater Greater Washington digs into one of the new code's more substantive changes: more permissive regulations for accessory dwelling units.
Greater Greater Washington
May 3, 2016, 5am PDT
Transportation planner Dan Malouff shares eight insights into what makes the Paris Metro one of the world's great subways.
Greater Greater Washington
April 27, 2016, 11am PDT
Washington D.C.'s new streetcar line opened to a chorus of media naysayers who mocked the slow moving transit, but reality shows it's not quite as slow as some would have you believe.
Greater Greater Washington
April 26, 2016, 1pm PDT
Regular bus riders know how integral an accurate real-time bus arrival system can be to the experience of bus transit. D.C. Metro just made a switch in technology, and Greater Greater Washington evaluated the results (so far).
Greater Greater Washington
April 20, 2016, 1pm PDT
The newly opened section of the Metroway—already D.C. Metro's "premium bus service"—includes the region's first stretch of bus rapid transit.
Greater Greater Washington
April 9, 2016, 9am PDT
A long-discussed, and perpetually controversial, proposal to close Rock Creek Park to automobile traffic is headed toward construction. Questions about the impact of the project remain.
Greater Greater Washington
April 3, 2016, 7am PDT
Rockville, Maryland has plans to create a king-sized complete street along Rockville Pike, incorporating lanes for cars, bikes, buses, and more space for landscaping. But can a street like that still serve pedestrians?
Greater Greater Washington
March 2, 2016, 8am PST
Maryland legislators are considering a rating system for transportation projects recently approved in Virginia. The bill would also check the power of the state's governor in killing project proposals.
Greater Greater Washington
February 11, 2016, 10am PST
Some local advocates and officials had hoped that tolls and transit could salve the congestion on I-66. Now it will be tolls, transit, and an extra lane.
Greater Greater Washington
February 10, 2016, 12pm PST
A map of bike commuters also maps the political conflicts in a changing Washington, D.C.
Greater Greater Washington
February 5, 2016, 1pm PST
Washington, D.C. joins Denver and Seattle as locations credited with slowing the rising cost of housing by building an abundant new supply of residential units.
Greater Greater Washington
January 17, 2016, 9am PST
The nation's capital is hoping to increase the funding support offered to households through the Home Purchase Assistance Program to help more people afford the critical first step of buying a home.
Greater Greater Washington
January 14, 2016, 11am PST
Big things are expected from planners in Northern Virginia this year.
Greater Greater Washington
January 13, 2016, 9am PST
The D.C. Zoning Commission will be the first to consider staff recommendations for adjustments to District's inclusionary zoning policy.
Greater Greater Washington
January 10, 2016, 1pm PST
Compared to other countries, building mass transit in the United States has proven significantly more expensive. But why? And how do we fix this?
Greater Greater Washington
December 10, 2015, 9am PST
Rhetoric from both sides of the issue is on display as Washington, D.C. considers a new law allowing bike riders to treat stop signs as yield signs.
Greater Greater Washington
October 6, 2015, 11am PDT
An exhibit at the National Building Museum showcases the work of teens in city planning and design. It's just one recent example of innovative programs to get youth involved in the process of engaging with their communities.
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