“The Coalition for Smarter Growth urges every official in the DC region, Maryland, and Virginia, to read this report and to make safety for pedestrians and bicyclists on our streets a top priority,” said Stewart Schwartz, Executive Director.
CSG in the News: How a new transit network will improve transportation in western Montgomery County
“A lot of the job growth that we’ve seen is in the Great Seneca Science Corridor” is car-dependent, “so bringing better transit will help guide that growth in a direction that is more transit oriented.”
CSG in the News: Group calls for pedestrian safety fixes in crash-prone Northern Va. neighborhood
“They said they don’t feel safe walking, biking and getting to the bus,” said Sonya Breehey with the traffic safety organization, Coalition for Smarter Growth.
CSG in the News: D.C. Region Will Now Consider Climate Impacts In Transportation Planning, Aiming To Cut Emissions In Half￼￼￼
“It was a historic vote today,” said Stewart Schwartz, executive director of the Coalition for Smarter Growth. “As they said in the movie, failure is not an option. We have just eight years to slash our emissions to avoid truly runaway climate change.”
RELEASE: CSG and Sierra Club Hail Historic Vote at the DC region’s Transportation Planning Board to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
TPB members, led by Maryland jurisdictions and DC, adopted a resolution to slash climate pollution from cars and trucks by 50% by 2030 and identified strategies to pursue towards that goal.
MEDIA ADVISORY: CASA & Coalition for Smarter Growth Launch Report Detailing Perils Pedestrians Face in Bailey’s Crossroads
Immigrant advocacy organization CASA and the Coalition for Smarter Growth will host a press conference to unveil important findings collected as part of the Bailey’s Crossroads street safety campaign, focused on making Route 7 safer for people walking, biking and using transit.
CSG in the News: Concerns about traffic, transit emerge in potential Commanders move￼
“We’ve already seen what happened at the very auto-dependent location in Prince George’s that, immediately upon opening day, ended up with massive traffic jams on game days. We are likely to be repeating those mistakes in this proposed location.”
MetroNow Statement on Leadership Changes at WMATA and Operator Recertification Lapses
MetroNow released the following statement on the WMATA operator recertification lapses and leadership changes at WMATA
CSG News: CSG awarded the Washington Urban Land Institute “Changemaker” Award
On April 5, 2022, the Urban Land Institute – Washington District Council announced that CSG will be receiving their ULI Changemaker Award at their event in June! We are deeply honored. It is a testament to the passion, creativity, and hard work of CSG staff over the past 25 years! Our success would not be possible without you, our fellow activists, supporters, and donors.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Residents to Host Major Action for Affordable Housing at Chevy Chase Library
Community members call on County Executive Marc Elrich and the Montgomery County Council to to use public land for maximum public good