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Urbanism Speakeasy
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Weekly show about human-scale planning + design.
Weekly show about human-scale planning + design.

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Across cultures, over thousands of years, people have traditionally built places scaled to the individual. It is only in the last two generations that we have scaled places to the automobile.

#infrastructure #economy
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If you made a film about #econdev, #tacticalurbanism, or #transpo, submit it to @NwUrbanFilmFest - http://bit.ly/1TRpEWw
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If you thought Rougned Odor destroying Jose Bautista’s face was ugly, wait ‘til you watch Arlington voters do it to themselves.
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We’re trying to give people choices because we see that, even though you think of L.A. as a place of traffic, there are a lot of people here that don’t have access to a car.
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The rule change eliminates a major obstacle to safe street design around the country.

The old rules applied highways design standards — wide lanes, no trees — to streets that function more like main streets, with terrible consequences for safety and walkability.
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We know that 38% of DC households don't have access to car. We know that 28% of trips made by DC households are by foot, and another 20% by transit (which includes some walking to access).

The web of incentives and laws that we're all traveling in every time we take a step or pedal across the street to the bus stop, or get behind the wheel of a car, directly affects our quality of life and shapes our behavior and choices.
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The fact that we have a special day to promote what used to be part of the daily routine for many children also speaks to the way biking and walking have been marginalized on American streets.
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Our volunteer street artists help those who have perhaps never held a brush or always been told they could not paint. #urbanism #streetart
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Every once in a while you have to step back and gape at the sheer scale of the highway interchanges America has built smack in the middle of our cities.
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Get out on the street, talk to each other, and hash out new ways to live together in these dense, wondrous, unwieldy and unfair places we call cities.
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