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Study: Shift to walkable urban places is good news for economy

Robert Steuteville  |  Better! Cities & Towns In the first regional, comprehensive study of mixed-use urban centers, Christopher Leinberger coins a clever term, WalkUPs (walkable, urban places). Leinberger examines 43 WalkUPs in the Washington, DC, region, most of which have been created... Continue Reading →

To the Triathlete Who Used a Capital Bikeshare Bike at Nation’s Tri: We Salute You

Martin Austermuhle  |  dcist.com Elite triathletes train intensively and buy the best equipment available. And while that equipment is rather minimal when it comes to the swim and the run, it can certainly make a difference when it comes to... Continue Reading →

How Will Boomers Reshape U.S. Cities?

By: Ryan Holeywell | Governing.com Walk around Arlington County, Va., the compact, urbanized jurisdiction just outside Washington, D.C., and you may start to notice some interesting design details. The sidewalks are wide -- six feet in commercial areas and five... Continue Reading →

hat’s the Best Way to Build New Highways: Private? Public? Tolls? Magic?

(Washington, D.C. — WAMU) As the opening of the Interstate 495 Express Lanes on northern Virginia’s Capital Beltway draws closer, backers of the $2 billion project say they cannot guarantee the four new HOT lanes will achieve the goal of reducing traffic... Continue Reading →

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