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Bus lane hero

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On August 15, 2019
One subset of what we might call “Seattle twitter” has been debating how we should think about the woman in this video: https://twitter.com/JaimeSeattle/status/1159268600391196673 This woman’s direct action was captured by a local reporter, and went viral, with most local media doing stories on it. An inspired follow-up event on Monday with red flags available at […]

The Case for Stimulus Transit Spending in a Nutshell

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On February 5, 2009
The fact that public transit is being cut as demand is increasing is not only bad and countercyclical in itself, but has additional bad side effects: One stop scheduled to be cut is in the western suburb of Chesterfield, Mo., just up the road from a bright, cheerful nursing home called the Garden View Care […]

Walk Score

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On May 23, 2008
This is pretty cool. My current home, in Cincinnati, scores an 80. My last apartment in Lexington scored a 98, although that’s misleading; it counts as a grocery store something that really isn’t a grocery store, and counts the Rite Aid that closed last month. My first Lexington apartment scored a 38, which is utterly […]

Bus Culture

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On April 18, 2008

Matt pursues a rationalist explanation for bus ridership: My sense is that the main determinants of yuppie bus usage are the determinants of everyone else’s transit choices — it all has to

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