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  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_submit(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/swilkeshapiro/dmperspective.com/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 135.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/swilkeshapiro/dmperspective.com/modules/views/views.module on line 879.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/swilkeshapiro/dmperspective.com/modules/views/views.module on line 879.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field_comment::init() should be compatible with views_handler_field::init(&$view, $options) in /home/swilkeshapiro/dmperspective.com/modules/views/modules/comment/views_handler_field_comment.inc on line 50.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter_boolean_operator::value_validate() should be compatible with views_handler_filter::value_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/swilkeshapiro/dmperspective.com/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_boolean_operator.inc on line 149.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/swilkeshapiro/dmperspective.com/modules/views/views.module on line 879.

"Shoot Your Commute"

16 Jul 2010

Experience for yourself the impact that a street full of single-occupancy vehicles has on traffic and congestion!

Urban Ambassadors is bringing together sustainable transportation advocates in Greater Des Moines to recreate the famous Munster, Germany photo (see profile pic) in our fair city. Plus, have a fun after...-party to network and meet crazy, interesting, fellow residents!

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Cars Can be Cool

03 Sep 2008

East Village Classic Car Show 2008East Village Classic Car Show 2008A couple weekends ago, we hopped over to the East Village to attend the first annual East Village Classic Car Show. The timing wasn't great (the kids are napping between 1 and 3 most afternoons), but they were more than willing to drag themselves out of their beds to see some "Hot Wheels".

An urban, pedestrian-oriented commercial district is the perfect place to host an event such as this.

  • Layering Uses - The street serves double-duty. On a lazy weekend afternoon, when there are not likely to be a lot of through traffic, it is easy to put up the barricades and reclaim the street for pedestrians.
  • Economic Multiplier - Since the retail storefronts are placed right up against the sidewalk, people attending the car show are more likely to pop in to one of the restaurants for a bite to eat or some quick shopping.
  • Mixed Use Accessibility - Residents in the surrounding apartments and condos are more likely to attend events right outside their doors.
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