Transportation

Madison High-Speed Rail

Here is another excellent article in the Capitol Times about what Madison loses by having Wisconsin send back its $800 million for a rail link between Madison and Milwaukee. ... read more »

Alaskan Way Viaduct

Check out this excellent article in Grist about the Alaskan Way Viaduct in Seattle, featuring an article with Cary Moon, spokesperson forthe People's Waterfront Coalition. ... read more »

LEED-ND Bicycle Network and Storage Credit: A Few Recommendations

With LEED-ND and other LEED rating systems open for public comment until January 14, 2011, CNU asked me to evaluate the current Bicycle Network and Storage credit (Smart Location and Linkage Credit 4), and to recommend improvements to the existing language.   ... read more »

Confessions of a Recovering Engineer

Check out this terrific and very creative video at the StrongTowns website called Conversation with an Engineer. ... read more »

Ohio and Wisconsin Lose High-Speed Rail Money

Wisconsin and Ohio lost their combined $1.2 billion in stimulus dollars to make passenger rail improvements that were intended to eventually be part of the Midwest high-speed rail network. According to the New York Times, the funding will be rerouted to other states, primarily California and Florida... read more »

Madison Residents Fight for Narrower Streets

Check out Neighbors won fight for narrower Willy St. — now they want even more by Pat Schneider. ... read more »

Highway to Boulevard?: Seattle's Alaskan Way Viaduct

In 2008, it was announced that Seattle’s major north-south thoroughfare, the Alaskan Way Viaduct, was beyond repair and would need to be torn down by 2012. ... read more »

Access to Chicago Metra Stations Increases Value of Suburban Homes

A recent article by Kay Severinsen from SearchChicago-Homes reports on a study done by RE/MAX on the value of suburban homes. The study found that access to public transit and the distance from downtown Chicago has a big impact on home prices. ... read more »

Confessions of a Recovering Engineer

Take a moment to read Confessions of a Recovering Engineer here at the Strong Towns Blog. Good reading for anyone trying to sway opinion on road widths, speeds and other standards. ... read more »

High Speed Rail

CNU believes high-quality intercity rail service is part of a complete transportation system, and is bemoaning the election setbacks for high-speed rail, notably in Wisconsin and Ohio. ... read more »