Weekend links: Ohio leads the way
Photo by Phong Nguyen on Flickr.
Ohio bridge design reunites neighborhoods:
When widening a Columbus highway, Ohio reconstructed a bridge
and lined it with shops. Now you can't even see the Interstate as you cross over it
on High Street. (Chicago Tribune)
Trails come at a premium:
Bike trails have a return on investment. A study in Ohio found that homebuyers were willing to pay $9,000 more
for a house located with 1,000 feet of a bike trail. This premium can boost property tax revenue. (Atlantic Cities)
Night of the walking dead:
As one part of a pedestrian safety initiative, Gabe Klein has installed 32 mannequins
around Chicago to represent the 32 pedestrians who died on Chicago's streets last year. (Chicago Tribune)
SF candidates offer solutions to transit:
San Francisco mayoral candidates describe how they would fix Muni
, the city-run bus and streetcar network. (Streetsblog) ... How many of our area leaders promise to champion WMATA improvement?
Participation can improve outcomes:
City planning is easier for dictators, but they often end up building mediocre projects. Public participation in the planning process can slow projects down, but can also improve the end product
. (Next American City)
Anyone seeking a $32 bus ride between Smithsonians will have to look for other options: Tourmobile closes for good on Monday
. NPS is looking for a replacement operator as well as non-interpretive transit. (Post)
Have a tip for the links? Submit it here
Did you enjoy this article? Greater Greater Washington is running a reader drive to raise funds so we can keep editing and publishing great articles every day. Please help us be sustainable by making a monthly, yearly, or one-time contribution today!
Want to contribute by mail or another way? Instructions are here
Contributions to Greater Greater Washington are not tax deductible.