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Ticket Masters: What the Heck—the City is Finally Taking its Gay Street Parking Signs Seriously
Published 11/20/2013 at 11:20 a.m.
In my ongoing effort to provide my readers with the most up-to-date insider information on parking downtown, I will advise that ticketing at the reconfigured spaces on Gay Street has officially begun.
Old City Blues: Downtown's Original Revivalist District Deserves More Attention From the City
Published 10/23/2013 at 10:14 a.m. 1 Comment
With downtown’s development trajectory showing its strongest push north along the Central corridor toward Happy Holler, the Old City is poised to become the front door for many visitors coming downtown.
Street Injustice: Why a Neighborhood Watch Program Would Never Work Downtown
Published 08/28/2013 at 1:22 p.m. 1 Comment
One of the first things he suggested—something that was generally considered a building block for this sort of thing—was to form a neighborhood watch. It was one of the most ridiculous things I’d ever heard.
A Clear Path: Maybe It's Time for the City to Take Another Look at our Sidewalks
Published 07/31/2013 at 10:45 a.m.
In some areas, recent expansions to sidewalks have yielded more space for pedestrians.
Knox Fables: A Familiar Tale of Two Very Different Mice
Published 07/03/2013 at 10:26 a.m.
The loft mouse was scrolling through the newsfeed on his phone when the message arrived. “You probably don’t remember me, but I’m your cousin!” it read.
Clang Went the Trolley: Knoxville's Terrain Remains a Barrier to Tying Downtown Together
Published 06/12/2013 at 10:53 a.m. 3 Comments
In another setting, walking the less than a mile from the riverfront to the Old City would be a leisurely stroll. But making that trek can feel more like a hike.
Spare Change: Are We Making Too Big a Deal Over Panhandling?
Published 05/08/2013 at 11:16 a.m.
A few weeks ago I read a post on a local Internet forum that touched on a familiar theme.
Lines of Communication: Can Downtown's Faulty Broadband Access Be Improved?
Published 04/17/2013 at 10:41 a.m.
There’s a lot to downtown that isn’t on the surface. Beneath our streets and sidewalks, a labyrinth of sewers, pipelines, and conduits make up part of the infrastructure needed to sustain a city. With the coming of the digital age, ...
Sidewalk Stories: Taking Back the City's Sidewalks for Pedestrians
Published 03/13/2013 at 10:59 a.m.
As downtown continues its revival, the effect of playing host to more people has meant several things, not the least of which is more traffic.
Signs of Change: Will the City Finally Shake Up Gay Street's All-Day Parking?
Published 02/13/2013 at 11 a.m.
A few months back, I lamented that Gay Street, despite having just won accolades as one of the best streets in America, still needed a significant amount of improvement to function well as an urban thoroughfare.