Urban Issues

Urban Issues

In the Weeds: On Sidewalks and Salt

In the Weeds: On Sidewalks and Salt 03/21/18 ISSUE - I’m writing this column because I’m pretty salty. My street doesn’t have a sidewalk, and it’s not going to get one. Well, it will, but there are about 112 similar sidewalk projects ahead of it. Let me set the scene:...
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Bike Share Coming Soon to Tallahassee?

Bike Sharing may be coming soon to Tallahassee TALLAHASSEE - Scrubbing through some local job opportunities you may come across a job opportunity for a Regional Manager of the Zagster, North Florida Division. Perhaps this is because the company is looking to bring its Bike Sharing program to Capital City's market. And that...
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Tallahassee Scores Perfect 100 on MEI Index

Tallahassee Scores a perfect score on the Municipal Equality Index The Municipal Equality Index (MEI) examines how inclusive municipal laws, policies, and services are of LGBTQ people who live and work there. Cities are rated based on non-discrimination laws, the municipality as an employer, municipal services, law enforcement and the city leadership's...
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Flashing Yellow Arrows on the Way

TRANSPORTATION - The City of Tallahassee currently operates and maintains 354 traffic signals, 124 traffic cameras and many other Intelligent Transportation System devices using the Tallahassee Advanced Transportation Management System.  In the fall of 2016, the City completed an upgrade to all of the traffic signal controllers using the latest control hardware. The...
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Issues: Motoring in Tallahassee

MY VIEW -- As in fashion, and with car designs, what’s old is new again. The same can be said for urban design in our cities especially in the age of rapidly-rising energy costs, inadequate infrastructure, and efforts to “go green”. In many corners of Tallahassee, we continue to see...
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Issues: Neighborhood Scouts Needed

06/17/16 Category: Urban Issues Tags: Litter, Environmental ISSUES -- As a life-long resident of Tallahassee, I have lived in every corner of this city. From Apalachee Ridge on the city's southside, Park Terrace in the north west, Kimberly Hills in the north east, Hayden Road in the southwest, each corner of...