Transportation

CNU London Transportation Summit Gets Off to Fast Start

Today's 2007 Transportation Summit hosted by the Prince's Foundation for the Built Environment opened with a ... read more »

Buffalo City Council Unanimous in Opposing the Expansion of Waterfront Highway, Local Groups Form Buffalo Waterfront Coalition

CNU's effort to enable urbanism on Buffalo's downtown waterfront continues to build momentum. This week, the Buffalo City Council asked the State to delay the awarding of construction contracts that would maintain the embanked Route 5 freeway and expand a major frontage road on the Outer Harbor. Cou... read more »

Debunking Cato (again)

In an October 16 commentary titled Lightrail in Portland Is Successful, Notwithstanding CATO Criticism & FTA Lack of Support, Free Congress Foundation Chairman & CEO Paul M. Weyrich offers another perspective on Randal O'Toole's recent CATO Institute attack on land use and transportation pol... read more »

Rethinking Green: Blockbuster Report in Environmental Building News Measures Impact of "Driving to Green Buildings"

The Nobel Committee’s decision to award this year’s Peace Prize for environmental activism reminds us that the environment has become a pressing political topic in recent years. The critical question is what kind of practical changes such publicity about global warming will affect. ... read more »

SNU Congress I

To anyone interested in the first Students for New Urbanism Conference: This post is to notify you about the first Students for New Urbanism Congress to be held this October at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. ... read more »

EPA Urban Transportation Design Study in Governing Magazine

A study compared how well old-city street layouts handled traffic versus modern approaches. The results set off a firestorm. From Governing Magazine By ALEX MARSHALL When I drive my neighborhood streets of Brooklyn, which were laid out more than a century ago in a grid style, it’s obvious: These c... read more »

Adaptability of Seattle Commuters: Evidence That Alaskan Way Viaduct Can Go

The recent closure of lanes on Interstate 5 in Seattle was, according to many media outlets, supposed to create commuting nightmares for Seattleites. But as half of 120,000 commuters have sought alternatives to driving, traffic has actually lessened and commuting has been rather smooth in Seattle. ... read more »

Getting riverfront access right

I just visited one of Tampa's more walkable neighborhoods, Hyde Park. Like Jacksonville's Riverside, Hyde Park is a long walk from downtown, is a well-off 1920s streetcar suburb, and borders a body of water (in this case, Tampa Bay). ... read more »

Street Connectivity and Crash Safety

This essay is the first attempt (to the best of my knowledge) to mount a comprehensive counterargument to intersection spacing standards on the grounds of crash safety. Comments and feedback are requested. ... read more »

Why you can't trust liberals on urbanism either

At CNU XV, Barney Frank argued that smart growth supporters should support liberal Democrats, because Republican support for tax cuts and military spending leaves no room for smart-growth oriented pro ... read more »