“If it weren’t for Premier Circle, I’d be homeless,” said Sunshades, a shelter guest.
The bus service has no plans to move the stop or open a new terminal.
Here are the answers to five of the most common questions we got about our reporting on the city’s declining tree canopy.
But it’s not just about the bikes. They teach people to ride and help them map out safe biking routes. “There are times that we give bikes to people and we’re nervous that they’re not going to have a safe way to get to work,” said Lauren Riegl.
Filmmakers Lorenzo Dickerson and Jordy Yager say we need to understand the history of the destruction of the neighborhood better. “Raised/Razed” premieres Saturday at the Jefferson School and will air on public television in May.
Kyle Ervin at CAT sent this message by text: “All in all, we simply need MORE DRIVERS! We’ll take all the applicants we can get!”
Deputy City Manager for Operations Sam Sanders asked City Council Monday to define what it considers affordable housing, measure how much is available, and track the effectiveness of the money it spends.
“I think the idea of having places to gather and green spaces with trees will be good for me and my neighbors,” said South First Street resident Estephany Kepchar.
“You can’t invest in housing without also investing in schools,” said Shymora Cooper. “The same kids that need housing are the same kids that are going to the schools that need the money.”
“What I think redlining and all of these nefarious urban planning decisions from the past show us is that decisions that we make can reverberate for a hundred years or more,” said Jeremy Hoffman, a researcher at the Science Museum of Virginia.