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On-Ramp, A Blog By Tom Fudge
Reaching the Off-Ramp

Insight: Reaching the Off-Ramp

Aug. 16
By Tom Fudge

On-Ramp comes to an end as the author moves on to Morning Edition.

Insight: Ramona Tries To Make A Better Downtown

Aug. 8
By Tom Fudge

Civic leaders in Ramona will attend a workshop this week to look for ways to make their town center more walkable, attractive and profitable.

San Diego County Targets Sprawl With New General Plan

Insight: San Diego County Targets Sprawl With New General Plan

Aug. 3
By Tom Fudge

San Diego County took a major step toward limiting urban sprawl today when it approved a revision to its general land-use plan.

Trees Come To My House

Insight: Trees Come To My House

Aug. 2
By Tom Fudge

My research into the state of the San Diego urban forest inspired me to get some trees planted in front of my house. And it didn't cost me a dime.

CALTRANS Changes Plan Following Traffic Hell On Coronado Bridge

Insight: CALTRANS Changes Plan Following Traffic Hell On Coronado Bridge

Aug. 2
By Tom Fudge

Overnight roadwork on the Coronado Bridge will begin a little later, since the original start time on Sunday caused a nightmarish traffic jam.

Rural Decline And The Endless City

Insight: Rural Decline And The Endless City

Aug. 1

The 2010 census tells of the decline of rural America and the birth of the American megalopolis.

Can We Afford Smart Growth?

Insight: Can We Afford Smart Growth?

Aug. 1
By Tom Fudge

Restricting land use is smart growth to some. To others its a sure way to drive up the cost of housing.

Our Dying Freeways

Insight: Our Dying Freeways

July 28
By Tom Fudge

American interstate highways are crumbling under the weight of too many cars and not enough dollars to maintain them.

Insight: Anti-Sprawl Group Calls SD Transportation Plan 'Disastrous'

July 27
By Tom Fudge

An group created to fight urban sprawl is calling San Diego's Regional Transportation a recipe for environmental disaster.

San Diego's Urban Farms: Oases In Food Deserts

Insight: San Diego's Urban Farms: Oases In Food Deserts

July 27
By Tom Fudge

San Diego is trying to link urban farms to farmers' markets and bring a bounty of fresh food to areas of the city sorely lacking in healthy alternatives.

Less Freeway Pays For More Transit

Insight: Less Freeway Pays For More Transit

July 22
By Tom Fudge

SANDAG today voted to use $800 million it will save on the I-5 freeway expansion and spend it on commuter rail, walking and biking.

Fresh Produce Comes To Linda Vista

Insight: Fresh Produce Comes To Linda Vista

July 21
By Tom Fudge

A farmer's market and a community garden could be the first steps toward making Linda Vista a center for fresh vegetables and urban farms.

Insight: State Traffic Deaths Fall To Lowest Levels In Almost 70 Years

July 20
By Tom Fudge

Car travel used to be a deadly activity. It still is, but not nearly as much.

Cities See Red In Red-Light Cameras

Insight: Cities See Red In Red-Light Cameras

July 19
By Tom Fudge

Two more Southern California cities are talking about getting rid of red-light cameras.

Mortgage Defaults Take A Fall

Insight: Mortgage Defaults Take A Fall

July 19
By Tom Fudge

The still depressed California housing market saw some good news today when DataQuick reported a drop in notices of default, the first step in the foreclosure process.

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