Transportation

New Urbanism could be NE Illinois' guiding philosophy ... if you act now

As CNU XVI: New Urbanism and the Booming Metropolis draws nigh, an opportunity to help make big plans drops into the laps of Chicago-area new urbanists. ... read more »

Vancouver going back to the future to finance transit lines

The newly reconstituted transit authority in Vancouver is looking to transit-oriented development to play a large role in paying its bills going forward. ... read more »

Big Dig's Big Bad Example

Noah Bierman, in the Boston Globe piece, 'No Big Dig Copycats' notes that the $15 billion dollar tunnel ... read more »

Another cost of car dependency

A recent AAA study on the costs of car accidents lists the areas with the highest accident costs per capita. (See http://planetizen.com/node/30024 ) ... read more »

Paris Urban Bike Sharing System Now Coming to London

The highly successful, 'super-smart' Velib urban bike sharing system implemented in Paris last summer is now coming to London, with over 15,000 bikes and 1,000 stations. ... read more »

Former DOT Engineer Supports Buffalo Boulevard

Joe Tocke, former transportation engineer with the NYSDOT, wrote a great opinion piece in the Buffalo News last Friday, ... read more »

Buffalo's Top Scribe: "Wall-Like Road Makes No Sense"

Donn Esmonde weighs in on the waterfront debate again this week with his commentary in the Buffalo News, "Route 5 barricade heads to c ... read more »

The contrarian myth

For some reason, defenders of the sprawl status quo are often referred to as "contrarian." For example, if you google "Joel Kotkin" and "contrarian" you get 498 hits. ... read more »

Car Culture Is Fading?

Below are two stories I came across this week that point toward a shift away from car culture. ... read more »

Public Transit: A green line

Quite a contrast between the Garden State and the Prairie State: ... read more »