Category Archives: Transportation

Coming and Going

Observed at the Dupont Circle Metro Station, D.C.:

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Of Course, There Is Another Way to Lower Pedestrian-Vehicle Collisions

Like Commandante Atrios, I don’t play around with my cell phone when I’m a pedestrian, especially in D.C. (which is far more dangerous for pedestrians compared to Boston. Really). But this approach to solve the problem seems doomed to failure … Continue reading

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I Don’t Know If This Scales, But It’s Worth Trying

I’ve written before about the foolishness of viewing pedestrian-vehicle collisions as moral failings and not as structural and design problems. Anyway, with that prelude, we give you the bestest crosswalk light EVAH!

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Make Those Who Govern the Metro Ride the Metro

Over the last week, as I was dealing with DC’s creaking Metro rail system (aka ‘the Metro’), I thought to myself, “I wonder how many of the fuckers charged with the Metro’s oversight actually use it?” Related to that scintillating … Continue reading

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What Is Disrupting the Taxi Industry?

I’ve never quite understood the hype around Über and Lyft. It always struck me as a taxi service with a real good smartphone front-end. Apparently, I’m not the only one (boldface mine): So the lesson—as true with car services as … Continue reading

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I Really Hope This Isn’t How Development Works

So Cell published this cover: If this how things work, we should all be dead: 1) In every city I’ve ever been in, the Red Line is always screwed up. 2) The Green Line is always fucked. 3) The Blue … Continue reading

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My Fellow Riders and I Will Attack You on the Metro

Or something (boldface mine): After finishing up her Saturday shift on Aug. 2, the Sunglass Hut sales associate smoked a cigarette in her car before embarking on that evening’s adventures. She needed something to calm her nerves: She was about … Continue reading

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