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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 »

Big Dig West Conversation Ratchets Up

The Battle in Seattle continues. Standing tall with Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, CNU has been at the forefront of the fight in opposition to the $3.1 billion bored hole tunnel that is slated to replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct. Over the last week, the conversation has ratcheted up, with a flurry of op... read more »

A Personal Plea from El Paso

The following blog post comes to CNU via El Paso City Council member Susie Byrd. ... read more »

Seattle's Tunnel Debacle Continues

Check out Dominic Holden's assessment of the Seattle City Council actions to allow the State to replace Alaskan Way Viaduct with a deep-bore tunnel in the Stranger's What Could Possibly Go Wrong, July 7, 2010.... read more »

Putting a lid on the Downtown Connector at the Urban Labs luncheon

Talk about power lunching. At yesterday's Urban Labs lunch, at St. Luke's Church, a few minutes' walk from the Hilton, those of us at Table 1-A finished off our box lunches and then within about an hour sketched out a possible solution to a vexing problem of downtown Atlanta - the Downtown Connector... read more »

Congress Still Can't Find Main Street: Op-Ed in Charlotte Observer

Shouldn't the new "Jobs for Main Streets" stimulus bill actually fund walkable, bikable transit-friendly main streets, rather than just auto-only highways? ... read more »

Bill Hudnut on How to Fix Transportation Planning

As I have written before, I believe most of the issues of growth, mobility, equity and the env ... read more »

What I remember most about CNU 17

*The tours. Boulder's success in building a prosperous, pedestrian-friendly downtown and its utter failure in promoting affordable housing. ... read more »

Maybe George Will Should Stick to Writing About Baseball

After fumbling over climate change science in recent months, George Will gives transportation design and the built environment similar treatment ... read more »