Will our cities step up and improve our streets for non-car traffic for our seniors? A new poll by AARP finds that while many Americans ages 50+ are trying to move away from car transportation as a result of high gas prices, their attempt to go “green” is challenged by inadequate sidewalks and bike lanes, […]
This is North Clinton Street at Grove Street here in Fort Wayne. It’s a bit north of downtown, so the lack of pedestrian safety is unfortunately a given. This intersection is close to a large number of apartments, down Grove to the left, and the last I heard, many new immigrants are placed there. I […]
Is eminent domain not cleaning up your city fast enough? You could take a tip from Beijing and simply surround the offending non-glittery neighborhood with a giant brick wall.
As ranked by Forbes magazine. The Rust Belt is pretty much the entire list. The big loser? Ohio, with four cities on the list: Youngstown, Canton, Dayton and Cleveland. Runner-up is Michigan, with Detroit and Flint. Read the article and view the related photo package. — Photo by abardwell on Flickr
A story in the Sunday Journal Gazette titled “Section 8 leaves poor unmoved: Efforts to scatter poverty meet unplanned hurdle” takes a look at where poorer people live,evenwhen given the chance to move: If people living in the projects were bedeviled by crime, deteriorating conditions, bad schools, few resources and urban blight, a voucher that would […]