The Granary District

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James Alfandre's Blog – April 2010 Archive (5)

Better Granary blocks


Added by James Alfandre on April 27, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Jane Jacobs: The neighborhood champion

Jane Jacobs has had a profound affect on urban planning. In her best known book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, Jacobs stands up for established, urban neighborhood and defends its authenticity and benefits in a world that was shifting towards suburbs, highways and strip malls. She believed that places like Greenwich Village in New York City were perfect examples of how neighborhoods are effective, safe,…

Added by James Alfandre on April 26, 2010 at 3:06pm — 1 Comment

Possible streetcar alignments through Granary District

It has been said that the Granary District is reminiscent of Portland, Oregon's Pearl District. With the city, lead by the Redevelopment Agency, wanting to improve transportation options by…


Added by James Alfandre on April 24, 2010 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Utah Bike Summit Report

(Bicycle commuters in Amsterdam)

It was a worthwhile event. The bike summit brought hundreds of bicycle commuters, activists and community leaders together for two days to discuss the benefits of bicycling, especially commuting, and current obstacles that need to be overcome, which seem to be manageable. Like more infrastructure, funding (Utah currently spends $1.27 per capita on walking and biking programs, while… Continue

Added by James Alfandre on April 20, 2010 at 12:23pm — No Comments

Utah Bike Summit

Just a heads up, the Utah Bike Summit is tomorrow and Saturday. The purpose of it is "Building Strong Voices for Bicycling." It's something I've been looking forward to for a couple of months now as I've really started to appreciate the benefits of bicycling (it's so fun and convenient!), especially after living in downtown DC for three years.

When transportation… Continue

Added by James Alfandre on April 16, 2010 at 1:15pm — No Comments

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