Transportation

Trailer for "Sprawling from Grace, Driven to Madness"

Check out the trailer for a new feature-length documentary film from EMotion Pictures. The film explores the negative impact of sprawl on the nation’s largest cities and the promise of transit-oriented development as an alternative. It includes conversations with Peter Calthorpe, Shelley Poticha, ... read more »

CNU XV Blog, Part 13: fire departments and skinny streets

For most of Saturday morning and early afternoon I was at historic Mikveh Israel synagogue (www.mikvehisrael.org), site of America's second oldest (I think) Jewish congregation- so I missed more CNU s ... read more »

A Session on Parking Packs 'Em In

What does this say about the importance of parking as an issue for New Urbanists? ... read more »

Putting Traffic in Its Place: Using the ITE/CNU Design Manual

Now comes the hard part. Putting the new ITE/CNU manual into practice is where--forgive me--the rubber hits the road. ... read more »

CNU XV Blog, Part 10: highways

This morning, there was a great panel on expressways, focusing on the removal of riverfront expressways that cut off downtowns from rivers. ... read more »

CNU XV Blog, Part 6.5: Does the Trolley Matter?

One issue that came to me after the Girard Avenue trolley tour was: does the trolley matter? Will it really make Brewerytown or Northern Liberties more appealing? ... read more »

Maybe a Little Congestion Isn't the Worst Thing That Can Happen

Sometimes it helps when the state department of transportation runs out of money. That's what Allen Biehler, secretary of transportation for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, seemed to suggest Thursday morning. He was speaking as part of the panel "Putting Traffic in Its Place: Using the New CNU/ITE... read more »

"Designing Cities for People"

More than just a New Urbanist priority, urban sustainability and livability are issues examined by Lester R. Brown of the Earth Policy Institute in his recent book Plan B 2.0: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble. In this excerpt, Brown compares transportation priorities of t... read more »

The Video that helped kill Seattle's Alaskan Way Viaduct

Seattle Green Building activist Bert Gregory helped produce this video.They didn't have $ to buy much time, but the TV stations couldn't resist it- classic guerilla tactic. ... read more »

Farther, faster? Not anymore

Progress in transportation is stalling as technology lags and suburban sprawl ties things up. By Paul Nussbaum Philadelphia Inquirer Staff Writer After centuries of ever-faster travel, the triumph of technology over time seems to have stalled. The expectation that each generation will be not only b... read more »