Transportation

how walking became a crime

I just heard an amazing set of presentations by Eric Dumbaugh and  Peter Norton (author of a new book, Fighting Traffic). Dumbaugh begin with a statistical table listing causes of pedestrians being killed by cars; nearly every cause somehow showed pedestrians at fault (e.g. jaywalking, pedestr... read more »

Tumlin on parking

This afternoon, Jeffrey Tumlin spoke on how to reform parking to reduce the negative results of minimum parking requirements. (If you're not familiar with them, google "Donald Shoup"). Some of his solutions were stuff I've heard before: abolish parking requirements, create residential permit syste... read more »

Driving and the young

  I just saw the recent study, "Transportation and the New Generation" put out by NJ PIRG, which seeks to explain why the young are driving less.  Figure 7 contains the results of a poll asking respondents to choose between "smart growth" and "sprawl" environments.  62 perce... read more »

Three-cornered politics

In metro Atlanta, the Sierra Club is allying with Tea Party activists to fight a one-cent sales tax increase designed to raise additional funds for both roads and transit, primarily because of concerns about increased funding for sprawl-creating expressways.   ... read more »

Minimum parking requirements upheld- or, when will they ever learn?

Last month, a New York appellate court upheld minimum parking requirements in Syracuase, on the ground that such rules are reasonably related to the city's goal of "enhanc[ing] traffic safety by removing cars from the [City’s] streets”(1) ... read more »

Context Sensitive Solutions National Dialogue 2 to be launched April 11th

Context Sensitive Solutions National Dialogue 2, a joint effort of a project team led by Project Performance Corporation in collaboration with the Center for Transportation and the Environment, Parsons, and ... read more »

A Word on the Model Design Manual for Living Streets from Ryan Snyder

The following is a guest post from Ryan Snyder, the principal behind Ryan Snyder Associates and main organizer behind last year's meeting to create the plan for Los Angeles County's Model Design Manual for Living Streets. Since its release, the manual has been downloaded in the U.S., ... read more »

Standards for Roundabouts

Recently Ken Sides posted on the Roundabout@listserve.ksu.edu that he was impressed with CNU's new Sustainable Street Network Principles and suggested that CNU generate principles for Roundabouts. ... read more »

Downtown Montgomery's First Reverse Angle Parking

Downtown Montgomery continued its trend of implementing innovative New Urban projects with new reverse angle parking on a key thoroughfare in the Central Business District.   So far, the reviews have been positive as drivers/parkers begin to see the safety and convenience advantages that revers... 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 »