Recent Streetsblog posts about transit

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STREETSBLOG DENVER

Denver Burb Rejects Walkable Development for Rail Station

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In March, the Greenwood Village City Council decided they’d let voters dictate whether the Orchard RTD light rail station should anchor a walkable neighborhood. In a special election Tuesday, residents shot down the idea of building homes and businesses within walking distance of each other. They would rather continue with their familiar auto-centric sprawl. The vote centered […]
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STREETSBLOG NYC

It’s More Than “Cheap Symbolism” When the Mayor Rides Transit

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De Blasio dismisses the importance of getting out of his SUV. But if he's getting chauffeured everywhere he goes, there's no way the mayor can viscerally understand what the three-quarters of New Yorkers who don't commute by car experience on a daily basis. If he doesn't regularly experience what it's like to get around without driving, he won't feel on a gut level why improving transit, biking, and walking is so important.