Jane Jacobs dies

The urban theorist who so famously asked a Charlottesville audience, "Where are the bicycles" has died at the age of 89. Jane Jacobs, who visited in 1996 to accept the Thomas Jefferson Prize in Architecture from UVA, died today at her Toronto home, the Associated Press reports.
Around the time of Jacobs' Charlottesville visit, City Council voted to place bike lanes on West Main Street, one of the most notable bike paths in the city.