Cheering for a few more electric cars while highway sprawl continues unabated is not going to solve the climate crisis.
This week's illustrious guests are Robert Cervero, Erick Guerra, and Stefan Al, who tell us all about their new book, Beyond Mobility. We discuss how to recalibrate cities to put people first when we shape transportation and the built environment, silly regulations like requiring parking space per toilet seat, and the best transportation and planning practices the U.S. should borrow from around the world.
We wouldn't throw people in jail for shorting a parking meter $3. And we shouldn't do it for transit riders either.
Even with a few more fines, placard abuse pays.
The agency says it will take "bold and radical steps" to turn around faltering bus service. To deliver on that promise, citywide all-door boarding is an absolute must.
Without a cordon toll, the time savings from reduced traffic congestion drops by at least 60 percent. The revenues available to improve transit drop by 60 percent or more as well.
This morning, U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Inglewood Mayor James Butts, Beverly Hills Mayor Lili Bosse and other L.A. leaders celebrated the official groundbreaking for section two of the Westside Metro Purple Line subway extension. The $2.53 billion 2.6-mile heavy rail subway extension will include stops at Beverly Hills Rodeo Drive […]
In 2017, LADOT has installed more than 60 Leading Pedestrian Intervals on Vision Zero priority intersections, with many more planned in 2018
Monterey Park is a fairly-hilly suburban city in the San Gabriel Valley. It is about seven miles east of downtown Los Angeles. The city boasts a population of 60 thousand people and will soon also be home to a protected bike lane for 1.6 miles on Monterey Pass Road as part of a complete street project. SGV Connect discusses […]
Conservatively, $125 million of that money will be used to add lanes to Lake Shore Drive and Stony Island. Think how far that money could go towards improvoing transit access to the center instead.
The advertisements, from a public-private agency created by anti-transit governor Scott Walker, assume that millennials would rather drive than ride a train. Young straphangers say that's not the case.
Benefits of increased cooperation could include fare integration and an alternative to the costly Red Line extension.
San Francisco's economy is surging. Construction is booming. But whenever a building goes up, huge holes have to be dug for the foundation. So where does all that dirt go?
Is ferry expansion key to addressing the Bay Area's transportation needs?
Could this be the first step towards driverless trains?
Denver doesn’t need more parking and the traffic that comes with it. But if more parking garages are coming, they should be future-proofed for a world with fewer cars and less traffic.
A birds-eye view of the neighborhoods in Denver’s far northeast corner reveals squiggly, meandering streets and acres of parking lots — even around RTD stations, which should anchor walkable places. Montbello, Green Valley Ranch, and Gateway are only navigable by car because that’s how they were planned (thanks in part to the build-out of I-70 […]
A bill just cleared the Colorado Senate that formalizes language for localities that want to let people on bikes treat stops signs as yields.
What's next? Should Montclair outlaw being blind while walking? Being old and slow? Being in a wheelchair? Being short? Being young?
Self-driving cars won't happen over night, but it's time to plan for them in a way that makes sense.
The LAO recommends focusing highway money on maintenance, not major upgrades, because of economic reasons. But there are other reasons to stop investing in highway capacity projects.
A commenter on a recent post of mine mentioned a couple of pretty common criticisms about expectations for growth in cycling and transit in Atlanta.
How can we stop design and planning mistakes from damaging our city? Part 2 in a series of illustrated essays on urban design.
There is a way to get to the Braves stadium by using Cobb County’s transit service. But that service is nowhere near as extensive as MARTA and doesn’t meet the needs of the people who live in suburban poverty.
The past year has been eventful, to say least, for public transit in Northeast Ohio.
We’re officially in the middle of the holiday season, which can only mean one thing – that’s right, the 5-year American Community Survey (ACS) data for 2016 came out last week.
Four candidates will be interviewed to be the next CEO of the Central Ohio Transit Authority.
If you haven’t yet heard of Great Rivers Greenway (GRG) or specifically the Chouteau Greenway, you’re missing out on one of the most exciting developments planned in St. Louis.
Former St. Louis treasurer Larry Williams reminds me of a small town version of New York's Robert Moses (1888-1981), using the state legislature to give him money and power while also remaining free of oversight.
How much do people in Missouri bicycle? Is the amount of bicycling in Missouri growing? How to Missouri communities compare with other U.S. cities and with major cities of the world?
Not every tower in downtown Austin looks exactly the same, but there is one defining characteristic that describes almost all of them: parking. Most towers rest on top of what they call in the industry a parking plinth, the tower base where folks store their cars.
Irascible, ornery, unconventional, Pedestrian Pete pushed Houston to be better and embrace walkable urbanism.
Rendering of New Hope Housing project on Harrisburg. Courtesy: GSMA.The urban ambitions of our government leaders — so easy to dismiss in the past as nice words with no budget — may get a serious infusion of funds because of Harvey. The Texas delegation that Governor Abbott took to Washington D.C. lobbied for $61 billion beyond what the state already expects to receive from […]