Transportation

Don Shoup "Gone Parkin" in the New York Times

Don Shoup's speech at CNUXIII in Pasadena kicked off a wave of interest here in Chicago, and today he's in the NY Times opinion column. If this interests you, don't miss the parking session at CNU XV in Philadelphia with Neal Payton of Torti Gallas, Roamy Valera of Timothy Haahs Associates and Patr... read more »

Seattle Votes "No" on Tunnel, New Viaduct: Surface-Transit Only Option Left Standing

Seattle voters officially rejected both the viaduct replacement and a four-lane tunnel options on Tuesday’s ballot, showing that more and more people are starting to share the vision articulated by John Norquist of CNU, Scott Bernstein of CNT and Seattle's Cary Moon and fellow advocates -- a water... read more »

George Will on transportation

George Will wrote a column at http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/03/09/AR200703... which to some extent parrots the conventional road lobby wisdom. My thoughts on the relevant parts of his column: ... read more »

a new argument for the road lobby

One argument I've seen a lot of in the media runs as follows: "Even though we've increased road space again and again in city after city, we still haven't done enough because road space has not kept up with vehicle miles traveled." What doesn't smell right about this argument? ... read more »

Philadelphia, site of CNU XV, Brainstorming Exercise produced reams of ideas for improving the Philly waterfront.

Since the plan is being crafted with political realities in mind, it will include several "quick-hit projects" that can be completed in short order, said Praxis director Harris Steinberg. The next mayor could announce his first effort in November and have something to show the public by the spring. ... read more »

Congestion Relief?

Seems like Phoenix and Atlanta can only think of adding lanes - paving over everything - as a way to deal with congestion. Doubt if they ever heard of New Urbanism? http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2007-02-28-freeway-inside_x.htm ... read more »

Boulevard option rising to the surface in Seattle

Mike Lindblom, from the Seattle Times, reports this week in "Viaduct fight: Could streets be the answer?" on how the surface option is still on the table if not on the March advisory ballot. The struggle with what to do with the aging Alaskan Way Viaduct continues. ... read more »

Telegraph article on Cul de sacs & Prince's Foundation

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/02/11/nculdesa... Charles backs plans to cull the cul-de-sac Daily Telegraph, England By Matthew Moore and PA Last Updated: 2:32am GMT 12/02/2007 ... read more »

CNU Florida Chapter Meeting Attracts 300

The third annual CNU Florida Chapter statewide meeting, Jan. 18-19 at Rollins College, attracted almost 300 new urbanists from across the state. ... read more »

Guardian reports on successful highway removal (and Braess' Paradox)

The Guardian, a leading British newspaper, reports on how Seoul, a city of nearly ten mllion people, rediscovered its heart underneath a highway carrying 160,000 cars a day: ... read more »