Transportation

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 »

Virginia seeking comment on revamping Street Standards

This just in from Jeff Tumlin. Here is your chance to comment on ALL of Virginia's streets. As many of you know, all streets in Virginia, from the narrowest lane to the biggest Interstate, are under control of the Commonwealth. The Commonwealth street standards are currently being updated, and... read more »

Ask CNU: Low-traffic New Urbanism

Today in Ask CNU, Sue from Durango asks, "has anyone quantified the impact that New Urbanism can have on reducing traffic around me?" It's rare -- but possible -- for new development to actually reduce the amount of traffic on the streets surrounding it; after all, it is still new development. Howev... read more »

Charleston, SC

Recent news has Charleston "building" another county park near bees ferry West Ashley. Mayor Joe is fulfilling his promise of a green belt around Charleston County. If all goes well Daniel Island will be adding a additional state park at the proposed SPA shipping terminal site. ... read more »