CNU President John Norquist sits down with Bola Delano, Deputy Director for Planning and Programing at the Illinois DOT, to discuss a recent statewide workshop on the Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares manual, led by CNU.
In this podcast, learn how the manual might fit the state's long-range transportation plan, which calls for placing a greater focus on bicycles and pedestrians, improving safety and making investments that support economic development.
I recently saw a listserv post with the headline "the costs of automobilism." The phrase "automobilism" makes automobile dependence seem like an alien ism, a sinister ideology like communism or fascism.
By contrast, sprawl lobby types prefer the term "auto-mobility." By associating driving with mobility, they suggest that cars equal freedom and opportunity. After all, who would be against being mobile (or at least having the opportunity to be mobile)?
When it comes to urban design issues, the Illinois Department of Transportation may not have the best track record.
The following post comes courtesy of Global Site Plans' The Grid
This road offers a classical example of urban planning gone wrong and a real life illustration of the intricate relationship between the evolution of road infrastructure and that of society as a whole.