After the 2009 Metro crash it seemed Metro had a path towards recovery. 6 years later the transit system faces new crises, more maintenance and frustrated riders. (Post)
DC’s transportation experiments
DC has become a magnet for new transportation ideas. Residents are eager to try new ways to get around and supplement their transit options. Startups are taking notice and testing new ideas in DC. (Post)
Careful bike lanes
The Washington Post supports bike lanes in Montgomery County as long as planners are careful. The Editorial Board points out that more bike lanes can ease traffic but shouldn’t take too much space from cars.
Pope Francis published his environmental encyclical. In it he made a point to talk about how we design communities and our relationship with the built environment. He discussed traffic, housing, transit, and segregation. (Post)