Transportation

Using terminology to frame the debate

I recently saw a listserv post with the headline "the costs of automobilism."  The phrase "automobilism" makes automobile dependence seem like an alien ism, a sinister ideology like communism or fascism.   By contrast, sprawl lobby types prefer the term "auto-mobility."  By associatin... read more »

CNU Board and Illinois DOT Meet in Chicago

When it comes to urban design issues, the Illinois Department of Transportation may not have the best track record. ... read more »

Escapades on Lebanon’s North Yungas Road

This road offers a classical example of urban planning gone wrong and a real life illustration of the intricate relationship between the evolution of road infrastructure and that of society as a whole.   ... read more »