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“In the early days of the automobile, it was drivers’ job to avoid you, not your job to avoid them,” says Peter Norton, a historian at the University of Virginia and author of Fighting Traffic: The Dawn of the Motor Age in the American City. “But under the new model, streets became a place for cars — and as a pedestrian, it’s your fault if you get hit.”
Click here to read the forgotten history of jaywalking.… Read More
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In recent articles in The Washington Post and Greater Greater Washington, smaller cities and towns around the DC area were highlighted for their walkable and mixed-used communities that they refer to as “mini-cities.” These articles focused on the positive elements of various communities and how they continue to grow without relying on being in relatively close proximity to DC.… Read More
South Miami, needed a change and a facelift. It is a suburb of Miami that was once a desirable place full of stores and busy streets. Now, these stores are empty and the streets look like parking lots with wide lanes. The suburb has lost its appeal. So, the firm Dover, Kohl & Partners decided to give South Miami its much needed makeover, creating the “Hometown” 20-year plan.… Read More