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Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Winter storm management

Storm Alert sign in a Safeway supermarketNormally, each year I do an advance piece in December about storm management and the impact of storms on transportation and transit, and the need for cities especially to rebalance some snow clearance efforts towards walking and bicycling routes, and facilitating safe access to transit.

I didn't do that this year, and frankly, in the DC area there hasn't been that much snow, although the Northeast has been hit hard from time to time, including today, whereas DC has a bit of snow by comparison.

-- "Preparing for winter weather in advance of winter," 2016
-- "A "maintenance of way" agenda for the walking and transit city," 2010
-- "Snow reminds us of the necessity of a "maintenance of way" agenda," 2013
-- "Testimony on the Winter Sidewalk Safety Amendment Act of 2011," 2011
-- "Level of service and maintenance requirements in planning #2: winter maintenance of bike paths," 2012
-- "Night-time safety: rethinking lighting in the context of a walking community," 2014
-- "Planning for Winter Weather," 2015
-- "Who knew?: there is a Winter Cycling Federation and annual conference," 2015

Of course, every year there can be new developments.

-- "DC lawmaker says recent snowfall caused by 'Rothschilds controlling the climate'," Washington Post

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