highways

New PIRG Study Shows Driving in Decline

Recently, The U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) published a report that was the first study to analyze the nation’s changing trends in driving practices. The most striking aspect of this report is that it provides strong evidence to counter the assumption of U.S. government officials that... read more »

U.S. Driving Decline

Thinking of a Master Plan: The American Dream ... read more »

Niagara Falls Seeks New Identity - Without the Robert Moses Parkway

The Niagara Gorge Rim is home to miles of stunning scenery and breathtaking natural features, attracting millions of visitors each year. Only there’s one thing in the way of the view: a freeway.... read more »

The Cost of Mobility in Louisville

The Louisville Ohio River Bridges Project, a joint effort by Kentucky and Indiana to expand the junction of I-65, I-71 and I-64, aims to break ground on the East End Crossing in August. Let’s take a moment to reflect on how these changes will affect Louisvillians. Louisville residents already trav... read more »

How Road Subsidies Might Cause Transit Subsidies

A recent article by Josh Barro admits that cars are subsidized through road spending, but argues that roads are less subsidized per capita because so much of car-related spending is private.   ... read more »

Highway Spotlight: Minhocão - São Paulo's "Big Worm"

Minhocão (“The Big Worm”) is an elevated highway running through the heart of São Paulo, Brazil – the largest city in one of the fastest growing countries in the world. Officially Via Elevada Presidente Artur da Costa E Silva, after Brazil's second president, the Minhocão was built in 1971 ... read more »

And They All Come Tumbling Down: A Training for Highways-to-Boulevards Activists

Join CNU, experts in highway removal and surface street conversion, and activists around the country for a lively conversation on January 27, 2012 at 1:00 PM CST. Three speakers will briefly present key lessons learned in highway removal campaigns across the country, including how to shift political... read more »

Highway Interchange Land Use Comparison

Below is the letter I wrote to my state senator about land use for highway interchanges in the Chicago area: Dear Senator Collins:  ... read more »

John Norquist Heads to Alabama for a Road Block

John Norquist is in Birmingham, Alabama today to help RETHINK280, the organization fighting the proposed $800 million expansion of U.S. 280 with the construction of a 10-lane Atlanta-style freeway from the Elton Stephens Expressway to Dolly Ridge Road. ... read more »