Urban transportation

The inappropriateness of stop signs for bicycles is interesting because I am starting to see stop signs on bike trails. In this country, we do not have a culture of yield and priority etiquette. People riding bicycles are actually car drivers using an alternative vehicle. The rules of the bike paths are the same as the rules of the roads. There needs to be a stop sign at busy interactions.

Disruptive urban planning for Tyson’s corner

I am pretty excited that finally Tyson’s corner area has Metrorail service with the new Silver Line providing four stops to serve an area of about 4 square miles. Although normal planning considers a 1/4 mile to be a reasonable walking distance, I don’t complain about a one mile walk for a commute.   I’m…