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Portland Cracks Down on an Old Urban Scourge: Drive-Throughs

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Drive-through services at restaurants and stores can be a real headache for pedestrians. They generally require multiple curb cuts across the sidewalk and generate a lot of conflicts with motor vehicles. Many chains also forbid people without cars from using the drive-through windows, citing liability concerns. Now Portland is tackling both of those issues in a new […]

Portland Cracks Down on an Old Urban Scourge: Drive-Throughs

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Drive-through services at restaurants and stores can be a real headache for pedestrians. They generally require multiple curb cuts across the sidewalk and generate a lot of conflicts with motor vehicles. Many chains also forbid people without cars from using the drive-through windows, citing liability concerns. Now Portland is tackling both of those issues in a new […]

“All Infrastructure — and No People”

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Yesterday, as I was scrolling through the Streetsblog Network feed, I came upon this headline from network member Sprawled Out: "We Americans are all infrastructure — and no people." I clicked through right away, because that line had so much resonance for me. The post turned out to be a link to a story from […]

Ghost Parcels Show How Urban Highways Squandered Valuable Land

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Love that Cook County still keeps track of the parcels under the expressways punched through Chicago pic.twitter.com/wcLXNcbZmM — Neil Freeman (@fitnr) September 22, 2015 Here’s a great illustration of how incredibly destructive and wasteful it is to run elevated highways through cities. New York City-based artist and planning consultant Neil Freeman, who grew up in Chicago, […]

Hillary Clinton Introduces Senate Version of Transit Relief Bill

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Transit operators struggling to keep pace with demand as rising fuel costs strain their budgets received some welcome news on Friday. New York’s junior senator has introduced a version of the Saving Energy Through Public Transportation Act. The bill, which would provide $1.7 billion for local transit agencies over the next two years (including $237 […]