Transportation

Highway to Boulevard Conversions Appear in Tiger II Grants

The New Haven Register is reporting that Phase 1 of the Downtown Crossing -- which will begin to remove Route 34 from downtown -- has been awarded a $16 million dollar Tiger II grant.... read more »

Initial Phase of Fort Worth, TX Modern Streetcar Chosen, Funding Identified

The Fort Worth, Texas Modern Streetcar Project consultant HDR, Inc. has now selected a Phase One alignment, and identified funding.  The starter alignment would link Trinity Uptown, Downtown, and the Near Southside, and would tie into two commuter rail stations. ... read more »

Streetcars back in vogue

In 2001 Portland introduced a streetcar line into its Pearl District, and ever since investment in that area has skyrocketed. Businesses have developed around it. Homes have been built. What was once a shady area of the city is now one of the most attractive places to live and shop. What is most rem... read more »

St. Louis' Design Challenge: final designs support removing I-70

The five final designs were released last week for the Framing a Modern Masterpiece international design competition, sponsored by The City+The Arch+The River 2015.... read more »

Barnett lays out the facts on Seattle's Road Diets

Erica Barnett, in a Publicola article, "Times Columnist Ignores the Facts on Road Diets" tears apart the arguments put forth by a recent Seattle Times columnist, Nicole Brodeur, on road diets -- see "Bike lanes... read more »

Abogo, A New Transportation Cost Tool

The Center for Neighborhood Technology has a new tool that a ... read more »

Walkable neighborhoods and subways may be why Washington DC is a leader in fighting obesity.

A New York Times article about the American obesity epidemic suggests that smart city planning can impact the health of residents. Of course, merely sitting on a train doesn't make people thin (although I think many of us wish it would!). ... read more »

The Sustainable Communities Initiative

The Sustainable Communities Initiative View article with images, formatting, links and comments at http://blog.sustainableindustries.com/category/built-environment/ MaryVogel | July 21, 2010 ... read more »

Winners and losers in the latest round of federal transit grants

Last week, federal Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced $293 million in new federal grants for major transit improvements, including new streetcars, buses, and transit facilities.  The Federal Transit Administration awarded the grants under two programs, funding six new streetcar and b... read more »

Walkable and Bikeable Neighborhoods in Demand

The way in which prospective home buyers determine they wish to purchase is changing. In the past home buyers have generally looked for good schools, large lots, and low crime rates. However, the latest trend is to look at the walkability and bikeability of neighborhoods as well. ... read more »