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On-Ramp, A Blog By Tom Fudge

Reaching the Off-Ramp

Aug. 16, 2011

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

Ramona Tries To Make A Better Downtown

Aug. 8, 2011

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

Aug. 3, 2011
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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

Aug. 2, 2011
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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

Aug. 2, 2011
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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

Aug. 1, 2011
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The 2010 census tells of the decline of rural America and the birth of the American megalopolis.

Can We Afford Smart Growth?

Aug. 1, 2011
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Restricting land use is smart growth to some. To others its a sure way to drive up the cost of housing.

Our Dying Freeways

July 28, 2011
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American interstate highways are crumbling under the weight of too many cars and not enough dollars to maintain them.

Anti-Sprawl Group Calls SD Transportation Plan 'Disastrous'

July 27, 2011

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

July 27, 2011
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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

July 22, 2011
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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

July 21, 2011
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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.

State Traffic Deaths Fall To Lowest Levels In Almost 70 Years

July 20, 2011

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

Cities See Red In Red-Light Cameras

July 19, 2011
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Two more Southern California cities are talking about getting rid of red-light cameras.

Mortgage Defaults Take A Fall

July 19, 2011
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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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