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  1. Why Baltimore Needs A Downtown Cycletrack

    Have you ever biked through downtown Baltimore and thought to yourself, “I can’t believe I survived that”? While riding in traffic is fine for low speed residential streets, downtown arterials require bike infrastructure to get more novice and intermediate cyclists out on the streets. Just like in transit planning, direct cycling routes are best, and nothing is more direct than Pratt Street. With restaurants, retail, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the MARC station, the awesome bike parking at University of Maryland garage and ...
  2. Gerrymandering Galore!

    How's redistricting going in your state? Check out this gerrymandering, here in Illinois: http://www.ilhousedems.com/redistricting/?page_id=542

    It's almost like they thought the posterchild for gerrymandering (Illinois' 4th Congressional district) was so great, they decided to not only keep it intact, but also replicate it in the suburbs. Check out the new 6th congressional district, which snakes from Lake Zurich down to Westmont (two completely different areas that have almost ...

    Updated 28 May 2011 at 4:02 PM by illinoisplanner

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  3. Sidewalk cutout to nowhere

    Discovered in Washington Township, Gloucester County, New Jersey. ... Suffice to say, there's one on the other side, as well.
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  4. Springtime in the Rockies

    by , 05 Jun 2009 at 1:56 PM (Planning in the American West)
    It has been a while since I last posted my blog.

    It must be Spring in Montana because the dandelions are growing like nobody's business in my yard, much to the chagrin of myself and the annoyance of my neighbors. Dandelions are amazing plants, really. Cut them down and a day later they are ready with new seeds to spread. No wonder they are everywhere.

    My son turns eight tomorrow. I look at him and I see the little guy he used to be. I wish he could have stayed four ...
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  5. OK -- this time I'd like to know what you think -- Comments, Please...

    by , 27 Mar 2009 at 11:13 AM (Anvil Partners, LLC -- The Wireless Forge)
    Is the planning profession interested in the Stimulus Funds, and I think, more importantly, will we as a profession work to create ethical, sustainable projects for that funding, rather than race to get something submitted in a political grab for the cash?

    The NTIA only has 24 months to spend $4.7 Billion...I'm wondering if well thought projects that have long term impact are going to come from something that moves that fast?

    And Lastly...Is the planning profession ...
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