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Five crashes, over $100,000 in damages, and no answers
by Wyatt Gordon (Contributor) • October 25, 2022
The growing costs of one Richmond property in the line of poorly designed roads and bridges echoes concerns nationwide on vehicle crashes into buildings.
The many lives of DC’s “Apex” building
by Mark Eckenwiler (Contributor) • October 28, 2022
The building that would come to be known as the "Apex" on Pennsylvania Avenue in DC has evolved from a hotel to a bank, billboard, liquor store, and now an office for a historic Black women's association over its nearly two centuries of existence.
These three DC neighborhoods almost became freeway-oriented suburbia
by Payton Chung (Board of Directors) • October 26, 2022
Planners in the 1950s wanted to replace large swaths of central Washington with freeways. Canceling those plans saved the city not just from the freeways themselves, but also from an equally stunning plan to demolish thousands more blocks alongside said freeways and “renew” them with a suburban landscape of strip malls, office campuses, and apartment towers.
Three sometimes overlooked personal barriers to biking
by Kea Wilson (Streetsblog ) • October 24, 2022
Driver aggression is far from the only reason why people don’t ride bikes, a new report finds — and if they paid more attention, policymakers could seize the opportunity to systemically address the most frequently ignored “personal” barriers to traveling on two wheels.
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