Transportation

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 »

Light Rail is Good for the Health of Cities and Residents

Many people know that a healthy public transit system is vital to the health of an urban area, but who knew this relationship extended to the health of residents? A study published in the August issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that users of Light Rail (LRT) lost an average... read more »

Get More (Much More) From Those Road Dollars, Norquist Advises Congress

When a key House subcommittee delved into an important topic this week — how federal transportation programs can support "context-sensitive solutions" designed around the full range of needs of people and their neighborhoods, rather than just the needs of their automobiles — CNU's John Norquist ... read more »

Congress has new guide for switch to livable, high-performance street networks, experts testify at House hearing

U.S. Representative Peter DeFazio chaired a timely hearing of the Highways and Transit Subcommittee of the House Transportation Committee today. ... read more »

#CNU18: Some hot stats on health and the built environment

A cyclist can travel 3.5 miles on the energy of a 350-calorie slice of pizza. A car can go 100 feet. ... read more »

Food, Energy, Transportation, Urban Design, Climate for an Eternity without Oil!

2. The specific challenges that we must all address are A) the production of food without petroleum – there were approximately 100 million Americans in 1915 and 21.5 million horses (≅5:1) to help ... read more »

Active Transportation Alliance seeks Executive Director

The country's largest advocate for biking, walking and transit invites applications from leaders with energy, sophistication, and creativity to become its next Executive Director. ... read more »

Why we shouldn't get too obsessed with congestion

As I explain in my most recent Planetizen blog post, there isn't really a strong correlation between regional growth and traffic congestion. http://www.planetizen.com/node/43543 ... read more »

Secretary LaHood: Policy statement on Bicycle and Pedestrian Accommodation Regulations & Recommendations

Secretary Ray LaHood made this important announcement regarding highway funding and bike ... read more »

Stimulus grant puts NYC’s Moynihan Station on the right track

Last week, federal transportation secretary Ray LaHood announced $1.5 billion worth of grants to assist 51 pending transportation projects in 41 states and the District of Columbia.  None will be ... read more »