Category: Planning, Urbanism, Development

Not in our name

NOT IN OUR NAME by David Levinson on Transportist @trnsprtst

“We in the transport community need to advocate for measures that truly improve traffic safety, and advocate against slippery measures that are used as pretext in racism or drug war enforcement or municipal fundraising.”

Not in our name

Traffic rules and regulations are the pretext for enforcing the crime of Driving While Black. The use of traffic stops putatively for traffic safety, but in fact for revenue or harassment of minorities is wrong. This is not to say there is no use for traffic enforcement, even though evidence is mixed as to its…

Playing ‘Telephone’ with Transportation Data

“Playing ‘Telephone’ with Transportation Data” by Steven Polzin on Planetizen

“In an era where a huge share of research and media reporting has a strong advocacy orientation or motivational biases, it is critical to delve into the data being cited a little deeper. Subtle context conditions or interpretations can result in dramatically different meanings. We have enough readily available and citable and seemingly credentialed sources to find supporting evidence for virtually any perspective. Folks need to be careful about playing telephone with planning data.”

The intersection/light at Van Buren Street beside the Cafritz development for the new Whole Foods is now on #RiverdalePark Station

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Prince George’s County, Maryland, circa 1940. “Electric Institute of Washington, Potomac Electric Power Co. Stores of electric dealers. Hyattsville Hardware.” Theodor Horydczak. Shorpy Historic Picture Archive

Prince George’s County, Maryland, circa 1940. “Electric Institute of Washington, Potomac Electric Power Co. Stores of electric dealers. Hyattsville Hardware.” Theodor Horydczak. Shorpy Historic Picture Archive bit.ly/29DMnD6