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New Way: Davenport’s Smart Transportation Plan and Its Roadblocks
Written By: Jeff Ignatius
Section: News/Features

Category: Local News

2010-08-05 11:18:07

In an interview promoting his 2007 lecture at the Figge Art Museum, urban planner Jeff Speck promised that his ideas would be "controversial." He explained to me that "most cities, for better or for worse, are being designed by their public-works departments, who state as the highest objective the free flow of automobiles."

Three years later, the City of Davenport is on the cusp of approving a 10-year comprehensive transportation plan called "Davenport in Motion" that draws from the philosophy Speck promotes. The shock is that it's barely controversial at all.


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Park or Parking?: As the Lindsay Park Planning Process Gets Underway, Battle Lines Are Already Drawn
Written By: Jeff Ignatius
Section: News/Features

Category: Local News

2009-05-13 12:00:00

Lindsay Park. (Click for a larger version.)

The meeting scheduled for Tuesday, May 12, has been described as the beginning of a master-planning process for Lindsay Park, with the potential impact to spill over into the Village of East Davenport. Darrin Nordahl, of the City of Davenport's Design Center, described the process as "very long and involved" and said he envisioned meetings to the end of the year.

But for many opponents of shifting the use of some park land - largely for parking for Village businesses - the process already appears well underway.


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