GOOD has a neat infographic depicting pedestrian fatalities in cities around the world. Stockholm is the safest with 1.23 deaths per 100,000 residents, while Atlanta, with just shy of 11 deaths, is the most dangerous. DC lands in the middle of the pack with 5.74 deaths. (Tip: Erik W)
In an interesting but somewhat confused article, Bill Fulton writes about a couple who has been pushed farther and farther out of the city by the needs of their growing family. Somehow the suburbs allow families to focus on living in a way that cities don’t. Living and driving and parking and commuting and mowing and… (California Planning & Development Report) (Tip: Erik W)
Has Fenty better served white areas? It turns out that in the early 2000s (early Williams years), Wards 2 and 3 had the worst 311 response times for city services; in Williams’ second term and Fenty’s, response times have converged and decreased for all wards. (The Monkey Cage)
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