Julie Strupp, Grtr Grtr Washington

Julie Strupp

Grtr Grtr Washington

Washington, DC, United States

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Past articles by Julie:

The hidden code behind how roads are named

Do you know what makes a street a street, a boulevard a boulevard, or an avenue an avenue? Turns out, there’s a hidden code behind how different roads are classified. → Read More

Walksheds help planners make routes to transit stops better for people on foot

Planners are using this tool to understand the barriers people face on when walking to a central destination, such as a train station. Analyzing a “walkshed,” the area around a transit stop that’s reachable on foot for the average person, can help planners understand how to make them more accessible. → Read More

Take a look at what Farragut Square looked like over 130 years ago

Here are a few historical images of Farragut Square, located in downtown DC. What differences do you notice between then and now? → Read More

Goodbye and gratitude from our Managing Editor

Our Managing Editor, Julie Strupp, has some farewell words for our readers. → Read More

Here’s a roundup of Park(ing) Day parklets from around the region

In case you missed Park(ing) Day, an annual event where parking spaces are temporarily turned into small parks across the region this past Friday, we have the highlights for you. Enjoy! → Read More

Our Fall 2019 urbanist journalism fellowship is now open!

Our fantastic spring cohort with ThienVinh Nguyen and Natasha Riddle is wrapping up, and Greater Greater Washington is excited to continue our urbanist journalism fellowship this fall with the support of the Island Press Urban Resilience Project and the Meyer Foundation! It’s a part-time, paid position for two local budding journalism professionals who are interested in the forces that shape how… → Read More

Mary Cheh proposes a bill to restrict scooters, to negative reviews

DC Councilmember Mary Cheh, who chairs the Committee on Transportation & the Environment, proposed a bill today that would ban dockless bicycles and scooters from being used between 10 pm and 4 am, set rules for where they can be parked, and give DC more power to regulate and fine operators, among other updates. → Read More

GGWash remembers outspoken road safety advocate and bicyclist Dave Salovesh

Dave Salovesh, a friend to many local cyclists and road safety advocates, was killed by a speeding driver on Florida Avenue on Friday, April 19. His loss has shaken many people, including many of our contributors. Here's what some of them have to say about Dave as an advocate, and as a friend. → Read More

Meet our Spring 2019 Urbanist Journalism Fellows!

Our Urbanist Journalism Fellowship is continuing this spring with two new faces: ThienVinh Nguyen and Natasha Riddle. Please welcome them to GGWash! → Read More

Single-family homes take up a lot of space in the District

This map from the DC Policy Center shows what an overwhelming amount of the District's housing stock is comprised of single-family homes. Most of the housing outside of downtown DC consists of low-density buildings, illustrated above in purple, its new report “Taking Stock of the District’s Housing Stock” shows. → Read More

This map shows you where to find cherry blossoms across the District

It's cherry blossom season, and local nonprofit Casey Trees is back with its updated Cherry Blossom Map to help you find the blooms. They've mapped out all of the different kinds of cherry trees across the District, not just the showy Yoshino trees tourists flock to by the Tidal Basin. → Read More

DDOT just broke ground on the Maryland Avenue streetscape project

Maryland Avenue NE from Capitol Hill to the Starburst area is getting a long-anticipated makover aimed at making it safer for people bicycling and walking. The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced on Monday, March 25 that it had broken ground on the streetscape project. → Read More

Arlington tests the future of protected bikeways

Arlington is testing out new ways to separate protected bikeways from cars on two streets in Crystal City. → Read More

Send some urbanist love to your valentine with these nerdy cards

If you're still looking for a way to show your friends and significant others some love this Valentine's Day, we've got you covered. → Read More

Amid local resistance, Amazon nixes its plans for a headquarters in New York

Amazon released a statement on its blog Thursday, February 14 saying it will not pursue a second headquarters in the Long Island City neighborhood in New York City. The announcement follows resistance from local politicians and activists who said they opposed the $2.8 billion incentive package offered to the internet retailer. → Read More

Our Spring 2019 urbanist journalism fellowship is now open!

Greater Greater Washington is excited to continue our urbanist journalism fellowship this spring! It's a part-time, paid position for two local budding journalism professionals who are interested in the forces that shape how Washington grows and develops. Fellows will primarily report and write stories focused on equity and urban resilience. → Read More

Breakfast links: Metro head Paul Wiedefeld talks about his tough job

Metro GM Paul Wiedefeld talks about his job in a new Washingtonian interview. You should also hear what DC's Office of Planning head, Andrew Trueblood, has to say. Arlington is trying to address its affordable housing shortage ahead of Amazon's arrival. → Read More

A local comedian used Metro puns to recount how he met and married his wife

Local resident Jarad Schofer used Metro station puns to tell the story of how met his now-wife, their engagement, and their marriage. He weaves in a joke about every single Metro station name, for example: “I didn't buy a diamond though, it was just White Flint.” → Read More

Greatest Greatest Hits: Your favorite posts of 2018

Dear readers, as this new year begins I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your support. In 2018, we brought you 1,157 posts (including 246 breakfast links). You wrote 30,030 comments on them! → Read More

On-street scooter corrals pop up in Arlington

Arlington is adding painted scooter and dockless bike parking areas to its streets. → Read More