From Greater Greater Washington <[email protected]>
Subject A legacy of loss in Richmond, the many lives of one DC building, barriers to biking, and more
Date October 29, 2022 1:00 PM
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Here's our roundup of this week's must-read posts! Plus, we only need 5 more of you to become Neighbors to make our goal! Will you be the next person to join? A big thank you to the 45 folks that have joined so far this month.

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Five crashes, over $100,000 in damages, and no answers
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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
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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
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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
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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.

JOB POSTING: We’re looking for a great Managing Editor to join GGWash!
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Greater Greater Washington (GGWash) is hiring a Managing Editor to manage the day-to-day
editing and operations of our publication. We conduct journalism through a distinct lens and with
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want to see, and journalism is a tool to get us there. GGWash’s publication features news and
opinion pieces intended to advance racial, economic, and environmental justice in land use,
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