Google has deployed a camera-laden tricycle to capture car-less streets for Google Street View. This would be great for local shared-use trails. (Wired, mooniker) (Tip: mooniker)
Smart Growth in Waxman-Markey
The climate change bill in the House of Representatives contains some promising provisions on smart growth. Section 841, “Greenhouse gas emissions reductions through transportation efficiency,” directs states to develop GHG reduction plans and submit them to EPA, including smart growth and nonmotorized infrastructure measures, and encourages “Complete Streets” policies. However, it doesn’t actually require the states to meet any particular targets in this area. (House Energy and Commerce, Erica) (Tip: Erica)
Paul S. suggests revamping the RPP streets in Mount Vernon Triangle to reflect new development, adding meters onto streets which now contain retail storefronts. (The Triangle)
Tonight, I’ll be discussing “the role of the Internet in urban advocacy” with other DC urban bloggers at the Next American City salon. $20 at the door gets you admission plus a one-year subscription to the magazine. 7 pm at The Space, 903 N St NW.
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