Municipalities often are where big ideas translate into practical action—the city street is where the rubber hits the road.
For tech workers with remote work flexibility, there’s no need to be in a pricey location like the (San Francisco) Bay area.
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When choosing how to protect trees on sidewalks, boulevards, and plazas you have a choice: tree pits vs tree grates. Which should you choose? Which is easier to maintain?
Pre-pandemic, we used to see fast food trash overflowing from city trash bins. Now, it seems that used masks and gloves are strewn everywhere. It’s much worse than a couple of used french fry wrappers.
We certainly hope that 2021 will bring a new, less anxious normalcy. Yet we’ve gained some gems in the tough times, and some of the things we’ve learned along the way will follow us as the post-Covid world restarts.
Traditional municipal castings can be transformed into internet-of-things (IoT) devices. A smart manhole, trash bin, or bollard watches its environment and reports. Is trash piling up? Is the storm sewer overflowing? Are construction sites active after hours?
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These days, bollards are no longer merely sitting around buildings. They are moving indoors.
We wondered what the data might show about the changes in bike traffic: how does it compare to changes in vehicle traffic?
Is the Southern border really getting a “bollard fence” or a “bollard wall”?
A unique combination of exploration, community, challenge, and freedom mean that skateboarding can attract kids who do not enjoy participating in team sports, or for whom the financial burden of team sports is too high.
Traditionally, planners see road safety as a “Three E’s” problem, solved through engineering, education, and enforcement.