Required skimming: transit and urban development

Getting from points A to B

This month, CJR presents “required skimming,” a daily miniguide to our staffers’ beats and obsessions. If we overlooked any of your must-read destinations, please tell us in the comments.

—Authored by law student Benjamin Kabak, Second Avenue Sagas tracks transit news across the New York City, with occasional forays into other parts of the Tri-State area. The blog gets its name from its original aim of tracking the progress of the long-awaited Second Avenue Subway. The author also runs the completely unrelated @NYTOnit satirical twitter account.

—The daily Streetsblog is a blend of transit reporting and advocacy for “livable streets,” or urban development that de-emphasizes the role of the automobile in favor of other users of the road. In addition to its own staff, Streetsblog maintains a national network of affiliate blogs with a broadly similar outlook.

The Transport Politic: written by Yonah Freemark, this blog tracks the progress of major transit projects across the United States, with periodic commentary on both national and local policies.

Market Urbanism: Urbanism discussion and policy analysis from a libertarian perspective.

Human Transit: Transit consultant Jarrett Walker discusses developments in transit policy and practice across the western world.

Greater Greater Washington: Focusing on transit and zoning in the Washington DC region from an urbanist perspective, Greater Greater Washington recently celebrated its five-year anniversary and has branched out into education commentary.

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Abraham Moussako is a former CJR intern. Follow him on Twitter at @AMoussako.