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The "Flash" bus rapid transit system proposed in Montgomery County, Maryland took a crucial step forward at the end of July.
Greater Greater Washington
July 24, 2019, 7am PDT
New survey findings identify transit priorities among residents in D.C. and surrounding areas, and indicate broad support for public investments.
Greater Greater Washington
July 18, 2019, 8am PDT
Controversy over a plan to revitalize the Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O) Canal in Washington, D.C. has some questioning whether the High Line in New York City is the best model for the adaptive reuse of public space.
Greater Greater Washington
July 8, 2019, 6am PDT
The D.C. Office of Planning has been updating its Comprehensive Plan since 2016. Next up is the very first chapter of the comp plan.
Greater Greater Washington
June 25, 2019, 1pm PDT
Drivers are a powerful enough lobby to overcome all evidence of the need to redesign streets for safety. Examples from Maryland and Virginia provide the latest case studies in Vision Zero futility.
Greater Greater Washington
June 18, 2019, 6am PDT
Streetfilms documents the early results of an ambitious transit pilot project in Washington, D.C.
Greater Greater Washington
June 12, 2019, 7am PDT
The parallel crises of pollution and housing affordability require denser zoning of land uses, otherwise known as upzoning, according to this article.
Greater Greater Washington
June 3, 2019, 9am PDT
The new bus lanes will operate at morning and afternoon rush hours starting today.
Greater Greater Washington
May 26, 2019, 7am PDT
Forget bike counts. The new thing in bike advocacy is cars-blocking-the-bike-lane counts.
Greater Greater Washington
May 15, 2019, 8am PDT
One of the most famous suburban counties in the country could become a little less urban this week, if a proposal to cut bus service makes it past the Montgomery County Council.
Greater Greater Washington
May 14, 2019, 7am PDT
Planners are expected to play a major role in an ambitious housing initiative proposed by Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser.
Greater Greater Washington
May 13, 2019, 9am PDT
Washington, D.C., is not meeting its Vision Zero goals. Three proposed bills would put requirements in place to make traffic safety a priority.
Greater Greater Washington
April 21, 2019, 7am PDT
Arlington County planning staff have worked on a new bicycle master plan for the past two years. The Arlington County Board will consider the new plan this week.
Greater Greater Washington
March 21, 2019, 2pm PDT
Planners in multiple decades have sought to dedicate center lanes of K Street in downtown Washington, D.C. to high-capacity transit. The mayor recently offered a strong show of support.
Greater Greater Washington
March 12, 2019, 12pm PDT
Protected bike lanes, a relatively new addition to streets in the United States, are already evolving.
Greater Greater Washington
March 12, 2019, 5am PDT
It's rare to see a policy so effective in achieving its goals.
Greater Greater Washington
March 11, 2019, 7am PDT
Train fans rejoice.
Greater Greater Washington
March 6, 2019, 7am PST
The city of Alexandria, Virginia is asking the public to weigh in on a fundamental question of bus transit planning: ridership or coverage?
Greater Greater Washington
February 26, 2019, 10am PST
Accessory dwelling unit regulations vary but results are consistently underwhelming in the D.C. region.
Greater Greater Washington