Here's a roundup of this week's most-read posts. TranspoBINGO coming soon. Plus: Sheryl Adams on Greater Richmond Transit Company, MoCo Planning Board applicants answer our questionnaire, pedestrianizing Pennsylvania Avenue, and more.
Over the river and onto TranspoBINGO
by Kai Hall (Policy Officer), Rachel Maisler (Contributor), Erin Palmer (Guest Contributor) • February 9, 2023
TranspoBINGO is back for the fourth year! Compete with others to fill out a bingo board based on your travels around DC from Thursday, February 16 to Thursday, February 23.
GRTC’s new CEO shares her vision
by Wyatt Gordon (Contributor) • February 9, 2023
The Greater Richmond Transit Company (GRTC) is grappling with the same challenges facing every transit agency right now. Its new CEO, Sheryl Adams, talks through the challenges and opportunities.
Read the questionnaires submitted by Montgomery County Planning Board applicants
by Endorsements • February 10, 2023
This month, Montgomery County will appoint three new Planning Board members, and GGWash will be making endorsements for those seats. We sent questionnaires to all the applicants to learn more about their stances on housing and transportation, and published the applicants’ responses for you to see.
America’s main street should be car-free
by Nick Sementelli (Board of Directors) • February 6, 2023
Pedestrianizing America’s main street, Pennsylvania Avenue, would be the ultimate demonstration for the District, the nation, and the world that driving is not essential for a desirable, thriving neighborhood.
How to disrupt the domestic violence-to-homelessness pipeline
by Carolyn Gallaher (Contributor) • February 7, 2023
A DC nonprofit offers one model to help women fleeing abuse get independence and housing.
New study shows dangers of chronic ‘car brain’
by Kea Wilson (Streetsblog) • February 8, 2023
Ian Walker, Alan Tapp, and Adrian Davis demonstrate in their new study that "Car Brain' is measurable and means that we've normalized the dangers of driving more than the dangers of other public health threats. They coin the term "Motonormativity" to describe the pervasive social acceptance of the dangers posed by drivers.
How did a 17th century Dutch town hall get built two hours from DC?
by Dan Malouff (Editorial Board) • February 8, 2023
How colonial Marylanders had a hand in the making of this 17th-century Dutch building in Lewes, Delaware: a unicorn in more ways than one.
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