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Ogeechee Road and pedestrian deaths: street design matters

Another pedestrian was killed by a car yesterday on Ogeechee Road. I say “another” because such deaths have become depressingly routine on Ogeechee Road/Highway 17.

Walk Score: Slate series on pedestrian issues weighs validity of widely used metric

Savannah's average Walk Score is 47

Tom Vanderbilt, in the 3rd part of his excellent 4-part series on pedestrianism and walking in America, focuses on Walk Score, “the company that tracks the “walkability” of locations around the world.”

Tom Vanderbilt on pedestrian habits in part 2 of “Slate” series

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From Tom Vanderbilt’s Sidewalk Science; The peculiar habits of the pedestrian, explained:

[William “Holly”] Whyte, in his films of New York City street life, identified the street corner as an important factor in urban dynamics. Here was a zone of serendipity where people encountered one another beneath the blinking walk man, where they paused to chat before parting, where they formed small convivial islands just as pedestrian flow was surging most strongly.

NYT op-ed talks about bicycles, pedestrianism in Amsterdam

Russell Shorto’s op-ed in the NYT — The Dutch Way: Bicycles and Fresh Bread — is a must-read for those who think America needs to break its addiction to automobiles, especially in congested urban centers. Before I quote from it,…

Diverse opinions on upcoming election expressed in today’s Savannah Morning News – a few reactions

The Savannah Morning News editorial page has a number of items of interest as we approach the Tuesday, Dec. 1, runoff for three city positions — mayor, alderman at-large post 2, and 2nd district alderman. A few thoughts: Letter to…

The full video + 9 takeaways from the first Savannah mayoral forum

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Thanks very much to the Savannah Jaycees for hosting the mayoral forum on Monday night, and thanks to WTOC for streaming it live and posting the embeddable video that you can watch here. Takeaways (these are of course my personal…

What are our options for redesigning Drayton and Whitaker streets in Savannah?

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In my City Talk column on Sunday — Is it time to talk traffic calming in downtown Savannah? — I focused entirely on Drayton Street and Whitaker Street. Many drivers on those streets greatly exceed the posted speed limit (35…

Savannah’s Victorian District chosen one of 2014’s great neighborhoods by the American Planning Association

Savannah’s Victorian District is among 10 neighborhoods recently chosen by the American Planning Association’s for recognition in its Great Places series. Other neighborhoods on the list are in Oakland; Denver; Washington, D.C.; Dorchester, Mass.; Jackson, Miss.; St. Louis; Albany, N.Y.; Richmond,…

On parking, development, and better street design

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In my City Talk column last Sunday — Lecture emphasizes versatility, beauty in street design — I talked about the recent lecture at SCAD of Victor Dover, an expert on urbanism and co-author of the recently released Street Design: The…

A few thoughts on the Atlanta Braves moving to Cobb County

I should begin by saying that I have never been to a Braves game. I have never been to Turner Field, and I haven’t even been to Atlanta in several years. So I don’t have a dog in this hunt.…

Images of the “civic vision” for west side of downtown Savannah

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A few weeks ago on a gray Sunday afternoon, I got to Muse Arts Warehouse a little early for a matinee of The Collective Face’s magnificent production of Equus. While waiting for showtime, I stood along the Springfield Canal and…

If you want to check out the “SpongeBob SquarePants 2” filming on Broughton . . .

. . . here is the information regarding the shooting schedule, road closures, parking restrictions and options, and other details. Everything below is from the City of Savannah: Sections of Broughton Street between Montgomery Street & Habersham Street will be…

Detailed schedule of fashion shows and bands for Savannah’s Fashion Night

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If you’re not already planning to go to Savannah’s Fashion Night on Broughton Street on Thursday evening (9/5), you should really consider it. Even if you care little about fashion and never shop in any of Savannah’s boutiques, you’re almost…

So where is the westside land that Savannah purchased for an arena?

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As I note in my City Talk column today (Westside arena site logical extension of downtown development), there seems to be a lot of confusion in the public discourse about the actual location of the land identified a decade ago…