Transportation

Ryan: Not Great News From A Transportation Perspective, But....

The Transport Politic blog has a post on Paul Ryan's anti-transit voting record, and concludes that "we should be clear about what direction the United States may head after November’s election." I disagree, for two reasons. ... read more »

Having it both ways, another example

When listening to transit critics, I sometimes see the following arguments: 1. density doesn't increase transit ridership  2.  My city/suburb just isn't dense enough for better transit. I don't see how both arguments can be true.  ... read more »

How to run a bus system

I was taking a long-distance bus to my parents' house in Atlanta and we had a layover in Charlotte, NC.  I noticed a couple of things that I thought were fairly impressive: First, all of the region's bus schedules were in the Greyhound station.  Since bus riders are (I suspect) pretty like... read more »

three-cornered politics

Yesterday, the voters of ten Atlanta counties voted "no" in a referendum on a regional sales tax to expand both roads and public transit.  The new tax was favored by the region's business establishment, and opposed by groups as varied as the Sierra Club and local Tea Party groups. ... read more »

The Impending Conflict over the Oklahoma City Boulevard Represents a Cultural Paradigm Shift

The impending conflict over the Oklahoma City Boulevard is far-reaching both in terms of cause and consequence.  When Steve Lackmeyer, in his coverage of the Boulevard in the Oklahoman, makes reference to “cars vs. people’, he is referencing the growing realization among Oklahoma City citiz... 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 »

"City Design Matters": A Multimodal Transportation View with Brent Toderian

Brent Toderian is the former Chief City Planner of Vancouver, President of Toderian UrbanWORKs in Vancouver, and serves on CNU's Highway to Boulevard Advisory Committee. The following videos focus on the transportation aspect, especially, but not limited to, biking, of designing a city. Brent Tod... read more »

How Walking and Biking Add Value to Your Community and Change the System: An Interview with John Norquist

Project for Public Spaces interviews CNU's own John Norquist this week about 'what urbanists need to learn,' the role of decision makers in terms of transportation, and the upcoming CNU 2012 Transportation Summit. Norquist is the keynote speaker at Pro Walk/Pro Bike: Pro Place conference set for Sep... 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 »