Aleks Culver

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Aleksandra (Aleks) is a software engineer who moonlights as a writer and copy editor. Aleks's love of cities started as a child, when she would ride the commuter rail into Boston with her family for day trips. Her mission is to share that love with the world, by ensuring that our cities have a place for everyone. Aleks primarily writes about transportation and land use. She is also the webmaster.
 Volunteer Park Seattle. By Dazzling Places.com Seattle - license - original   Half-funded 520 section through Montlake will get half-constructed starting this summer The Plan That Could Finally Free New York City From Traffic Congestion Low parking costs may encourage automobile use Huge increase in crude oil by rail to Bay Area concerns local leaders How...
On March 26, 2014, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) held an open house for the Greenwood Transit and Sidewalk Project. The project involves building sidewalks and upgrading bus stops along Greenwood Ave N between N 90th St and N 105th St. The new bus stops will feature bus...
Some cities are more expensive to live in than others. Many writers and researchers have attempted to quantify the difference. One commonly used metric is the ratio of median home selling price to median household income. This makes intuitive sense; if home prices are higher, then people will spend...
Transit could be a lot better: At Seattle Transit Blog, your columnist proposes big changes to Metro's South King County network, with Link playing a key role in the plan. The Rainier Valley advocates for a new Link Light Rail stop at Graham Street. Perception of good design for transit...
Apparently, transit is popular: In 2013, Americans made almost 10.7 billion public transit trips. Around the country, transit agencies are taking note. In San Francisco, Muni plans to increase service by 10%. Closer to home, Community Transit will increase service by 20% over the next 6 years. Apparently, driving is not: The USDOT's travel...
Over the past year, there has been a growing faction in Seattle that believes the minimum wage should be higher -- much higher. The amount is $15/hour, a 60% increase from Washington State's current $9.19 (which is already the highest state minimum wage in the nation). The "instigator" is...
bike polo. Attributed to: Sean Munson - license - original According to a recent study published in the Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, moving to an area with more green space might have a lasting positive impact on people's mental health. This finding is the latest data point in...
Residential, woonerf. Attributed to: La Citta Vita - license - original Over the past few years, the southern section of Manhattan's Broadway has steadily transformed from a major vehicle arterial into a “complete street” and pedestrian boulevard. Instead of a "car sewer", Broadway is now an inviting thoroughfare for walkers and cyclists, and a destination for shoppers,...