Transportation

Charlotte case study links street connectivity with faster response time, greater efficiency for emergency services

In the past, New Urbanists and some fire departments have been at odds over street design. ... read more »

Bill Hudnut on How to Fix Transportation Planning

As I have written before, I believe most of the issues of growth, mobility, equity and the env ... read more »

Buffalo: Dead or Alive?

Buffalo is a port on Lake Erie with no visible connection to the lake. The entire shoreline is separated from the neighborhood fabric of Buffalo by grade separated highways. ... read more »

#CNU17 Numbers Matter for New Urbanism

Now is the time to quantify the advantages of New Urbanism. "Numbers matter," Peter Calthorpe told the CNU17 morning plenary on "The Green Dividend Friday. ... read more »

GIS mapping in Australia shows how transit reduces auto dependence

GIS mapping in Melbourne, Australia, on patterns of car ownership shows that transit works: the closer one is to a rail transit line, the less need there is for a car. ... read more »

#CNU17 In Search of a Vision for High-Speed Rail

Here's a change New Urbanists can believe in: The new stimulus program gives 40 percent of the transportation money to rail, and only 60 percent to highways. This is a real shift ... read more »

NY Times: Industry Fears U.S. May Quit New Car Habit

Americans’ desire — and need — for new cars may be cooling. “Something had to change,” he added. “You just can’t keep going with that many cars.”Lifestyles have changed, too. ... read more »

The Geography of Carbon Emissions from Driving, with Maps

The Center for Neighborhood Technology is releasing today a new series of GIS-based maps show ... read more »

NatGeo Surveys Countries' Transit Use: Guess Who Comes In Last

Americans are far less likely to use public transportation than residents of other countries, according to the National Geographic Society's 2009 Greendex report. ... read more »