Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Columbia Heights in a city planning video



A reader sent this is, it's a video from a contest about New Urbanism, the city planning theory that cities should be more walkable and less devoted to cars, have more transit-oriented development, and so on, and it shows Columbia Heights as an example. Pretty cool.

CH is definitely a place where you don't need a car, and the new development has shown that - take the DCUSA parking garage, for example.

3 comments:

  1. New Urbanists don't do count nouns, nevermind math. I'm upset at the phrase "we'd have less cars", but I'm more upset that their key figure, total carbon footprint -- they didn't even take a guess at it!

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  2. this was a pretty sweet vid.

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  3. My quibble. I take public transportation to work and almost everywhere else I go. However, the one place I always need/want my car is C.H. anytime I plan to return home at night because it's not safe to walk 6 blocks from the metro to my house. I'll take the chance of walking at night now and then, but not on a regular basis because I know the odds are not in my favor. Get crime in our neighborhood under control and *then* I won't need a car in C.H.

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