Transportation

Why Your Gas Tank Matters: An Alternative View to Public Transportation

I’m sure it’s been beaten into your head by now that driving your car is bad, and that the more enlightened choice is to take public transportation. We’ve all heard the stats of pollution and we know that the built form being designed around the car has destroyed a walkable environment based ... read more »

Is Phoenix Catching Up to its Counterparts in the Transportation Game?

The following post comes courtesy of Global Site Plans' The Grid. CNU and Global Site Plans recently teamed up to syndicate Grid content, as its contingent of writers presents a view on the opportunities and issues of urbanization all across the world. CNU will carry select posts from the Grid dire... read more »

Honolulu Commuters Want Your Input: What are Your Rail Station Must-Haves?

The following post comes courtesy of Global Site Plans' The Grid. CNU and Global Site Plans recently teamed up to syndicate Grid content, as its contingent of writers presents a view on the opportunities and issues of urbanization all across the world. CNU will carry select posts from the Grid dire... read more »

How to Revolutionize a City's Transit System: An Orlando, Florida Case Study

  The following post comes courtesy of Global Site Plans' The Grid. CNU and Global Site Plans recently teamed up to syndicate Grid content, as its contingent of writers presents a view on the opportunities and issues of urbanization all across the world. CNU will carry select posts from the Gri... read more »

Chicago’s newest protected bike lane rolls by CNU’s front door

You know something is big when everyone is talking about it. When cross sections of street design appear in the paper and there are editorials about mode share.  Turns out protected bike lanes have gone mainstream. ... read more »

Dude, where are my cars?

Pacific Northwest sustainability think tank Sightline Institute’s Programs Director and blogger Clark Williams-Derry evaluated 2010 Census data and Total Vehicle Miles (TVM) data to show his region’s car usage is leveling off despite the traffic engineer led push for increased highway capacity. ... read more »

Three Good Reasons for the Rising Cost of Parking in Austin, Texas

The following post comes courtesy of Global Site Plans' The Grid. CNU and Global Site Plans recently teamed up to syndicate Grid content, as its contingent of writers present a view on the opportunities and issues of urbanization all across the world. CNU will carry select po... read more »

Playing for Greener Streets in Vancouver, Canada

The following post comes courtesy of Global Site Plans' The Grid. CNU and Global Site Plans recently teamed up to syndicate Grid content, as its contingent of writers present a view on the opportunities and issues of urbanization all across the world. CNU will carry select posts ... read more »

Just One Way for a Bus Rapid Transit System in Buenos Aires?

The following post comes courtesy of Global Site Plans' The Grid. CNU and Global Site Plans recently teamed up to syndicate Grid content, as its contingent of writers present a view on the opportunities and issues of urbanization all across the world. CNU will carry select posts ... read more »

What I Am Thankful For

Since today is Thanksgiving, I thought I would post about what I am thankful for (instead of complaining as usual about what I am not thankful for): I am thankful that in the year 2012, urbanism is, in some ways, winning over sprawl: (some) cities are being repopulated, transit ridership is rising, ... read more »