On the Merits of Roundabouts

I grew up in Orange, California, a city that decided to forgo the traditional town square in favor of a circle. The Orange Circle is a two-lane roundabout surrounding a park and a fountain that was funded, I kid you not, back in 1886 through local bake sales. Every teenager in town learned to drive […]

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Hospitality Zones

We’re seeing a new shift in downtown policing, particularly when it comes to late-night activities. In many downtowns, particularly those in college towns, police officers often feel under siege with the sheer amount of late-night patrons, underage drinking, disturbances and fights.  And the next morning city services are as overloaded as a host trying to […]

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