Infrastructure: Think Outside The Smartphone-Driven Profit Motive

One of Michigan’s most visible mobility spokespeople recently said in a webinar that smartphone ownership and profitable markets were the two hindrances to developing sustainable mobility solutions in the state. It’s a politically horrific, functionally dubious, but baffling thing to say.

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Washington, DC’s Big Car Tax Is A Novel, Necessary Approach To Traffic Fatalities.

Pedestrian and cyclist safety has a new potential ally in the form of an annual registration tax for huge, heavy cars.

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Burgerbanism – Underground Pizza in Downtown Silver Spring

Nat and friends check out the newest spot in downtown Silver Spring, which serves Detroit Style Pizza, a Midwestern varietal of cheesy bread slathered in marinara sauce.

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Into Exurban Oblivion: Auburn Hills Mulls Ditching Transit Service

In one of the farthest-north suburbs of Detroit, a municipality’s elected representatives are discussing the possibility of eliminating fixed-route transit, which has the support of an overwhelming percentage of the electorate, to save around $800,000 per year. In this guest co-editorial, Calley Wang and Nat Zorach argue that this is a really, really terrible idea.

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Follow The Sharrow To My Heart: An Urbanist Valentine’s Day

Love comes in many typologies and densities. This Valentine’s Day, you can celebrate by thinking about some parallels between relationships and cities!

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“Bike Lanes Are Against My Morals,” Says Ohio Woman

The economics of parking are simple. Convincing community members, though? Sometimes not so much.

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Christmas 2021: Handbuilt’s Naughty Or Nice List

Every year, we at Handbuilt Heavy Industries, Incorporated, feel the need to wrap up with a Christmas-y list of everyone who

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Those People: NIMBYism in America’s 17th-Wealthiest County

If you, like me, are a part-time transplant resident of the District of Columbia– and are a policy nerd, no

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But Weight, There’s More: The Achilles Heel of Electric Vehicles

Electric cars are generally far more efficient than gas-powered ones, as a matter of thermodynamics. But a new article looks at one huge problem with electric cars, and one that is often entirely disregarded in policy, regulation, and consumer economics, and that’s the factor of how much they weigh.

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Exploring the New Washington, DC: Edge Urbanism in Edgewood/Brookland

Walking, biking, scootering around northeast DC for a couple of weeks, thinking about the past, present, and future of the neighborhood.

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