"Our main focus is to create a parish-wide network of off-road trails to provide connectivity to our parks as well as allowing safe travel for bicyclists and pedestrians in dangerous, high traffic areas," Richard said. "The 250 miles of trail will supplement the off-road trails we have constructed in recent years or that are currently in the planning stage, such as the health loop that will connect Bluebonnet, Siegen, Essen and Perkins Road, the trail funded by a federal grant to connect Southern University to Downtown Baton Rouge and the trail that will connect Perkins Road Community Park to the Lakes area, among others." … [Read more...] about ‘Master plan’ for East Baton Rouge envisions 100 miles of bike lanes, 250 miles of off-road paths
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Nearly 20% of residents in East Baton Rouge Parish live below the federal poverty line. For a family of four, that equates to an income of roughly $26,000 a year, leaving little room to afford even a beat-up automobile, not to mention Louisiana's pricey insurance rates. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus has made drive-thrus more common. Should they start serving cyclists, pedestrians?
“The White House is a very different house than my house or your house. So when you’re thinking about how to clean a hospital environment versus a home versus a historical building—and the White House you can think of almost like a museum in many ways—you need to use very different methods,” says Andrea Armani, the Ray Irani Chair in Engineering and Materials Science and Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at the USC. “In a hospital, you can use bleach on almost every surface. It’s designed to be sterilized. There aren’t very nice pieces of art hanging on the wall. Whereas you move into a home environment, I have wood floods—I don’t plan on cleaning my wood floors with bleach. Most people have hanging draperies. You can’t just splash those with bleach or everything is white.” In the White House, one wrong move, and you could be destroying a piece of American history. … [Read more...] about You can’t use bleach to sterilize the White House. Here’s what experts recommend instead
Discussions to build student housing at the park began in 2017. UC Berkeley officially kicked off design plans to develop housing at the park — known as a safe space for the homeless — in July 2019. The architectural design and environmental analysis will be completed early this year, Gibson said. … [Read more...] about Parts of People’s Park to close as UC Berkeley preps for housing of up to 17 stories
“Why can’t you make it three or four stories? Why can’t you make it in scale with the rest of the neighborhood?” asked Flo Kimmerling, a San Francisco State University anatomy professor who has lived in the neighborhood for more than 40 years. “It’s just too big — too high, too many apartments, too many people, too little parking. It’s not the nature of the people who would live there we are against, it’s the nature of the building.” … [Read more...] about ’Slum’ charges fly in fracas over affordable housing in S.F.’s Sunset District