Some suburban items to share today:
Design: Infrastructurist takes a look at the problem of culs-de-sac (which I believe is the proper plural of cul de sac).
Commenters take note of some serious issues with this particular study, but the general point still stands – culs de sac remove key links from the street network, requiring longer
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Some cool map-related items:
San Francisco’s Parking Census – with one of those ideas that’s so obvious that no one ever thought of it before, San Francisco has completed the first known census of all the publicly available parking spaces in an American city. The census found 441,541 spaces in the city, just 280,000 of which
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CC image from chethan shankar on flickr
Stuff that’s been piling up in my open tabs…
Jarrett Walker takes a look at Seattle, and how the city’s geography of natural chokepoints and barriers aid the city’s transit usage, despite lacking an extensive rail transit system (though it’s getting bigger as we speak).
Transit planning is frustrating in
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Things going up. CC image from flickr.
Some assorted Census/demographic items from recent days:
DC’s population is closing in on 600,000 residents. One of Ryan Avent’s commenters (rg) notes the historical issues with the accuracy of the Census Bureau’s annual population estimates for cities and urban areas:
Building on what Eric wrote: throughout the late 1990s, the
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2010 Census Mug – CC image from flickr
Ryan Avent takes note of some joyous holiday news for the District:
I always love looking through new population estimates from the Census Bureau. New numbers, estimated as of July 2009, have just come out, and it appears the District is just a few hundred people short of
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