Category Archive: Urban Development

Nov 07

Bicycles for Cultural Change

East Side Riders

To an urban planner, one of the most essential components of a successfully designed city is ease and sustainability of transportation: particularly through public transit and bicycle accessibility in non-walkable circumstances.  However, the greatest hurdle that designers with such priorities face in the United States is an American mentality that opposes the reduction transit facilitates …

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Sep 06

(Reflection) Commerce in the South Kirkland TOD

Projected Renters in Region by 2014

With the primary renters of the apartments being built in the South Kirkland Transit-Oriented-Development projected to be in the age range of 25 to 34 years old, the three necessary businesses that would be most ideal to locate in the retail complex below the apartments would be a coffee shop, a Bartell Drugs-style convenience store …

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