I-66 traffic at rush hour. By Joe Wolf via Flickr

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A new dynamic toll for commuters in Virginia, how AVs will change the way we design, and the single-family home dilemma

No street is “complete” without taking equity into account
Fast Company, December 6, 2017
For 10 years, the National Complete Streets Coalition has scored thousands of “complete streets” proposals from around the U.S. This year, for the first time, they’re including equity and diversity outcomes as part of their grading rubric.

The great American single-family home problem
New York Times, December 1, 2017
In the quest to build affordable housing in fast-growing metropolitan areas, single-family neighborhoods have rarely been part of the equation.

How autonomous vehicles will change the way architects think
The Architect’s Newspaper, December 5, 2017
An overview of the recent AIA conference, Anticipating the Driverless City.

Sociable autonomous ridesharing: A perspective
Scholarly paper, November 2017
An examination by New Urbanist Bruce Donnelly of how AVs might be deployed as ridesharing vehicles and jitneys.

Street planning in these cities rethinks the curbside
Next City, December 1, 2017
How Seattle and other cities changed street parking policy to prioritize transit over parking, as described in a new report from the National Association of City Transportation Officials.

Local News

Toronto neighbors calm street using only leaves and chalk
Streetsblog, December 1, 2017
How neighbors used fallen leaves to shape an intersection & chalk to make it look like streetlines to make it safer and slower.

I-66 toll hits $40 on day 2: “No one has to pay a toll”
Washington Post, December 5, 2017
A new dynamic pricing toll on busy I-66 reflects the actual costs of driving—and passes them on to drivers.

No longer New York City’s ‘Boulevard of Death’
New York Times, December 3, 2017
How traffic calming tamed Queens Boulevard, once among the city’s deadliest streets.

MDOT looks to turn I-375 into downtown boulevard
MLive, December 5, 2017
The state department of transportation is exploring options for converting I-375 into a local surface street.

Pedestrian park to put lawns, walkways over I-579
Pittsburgh-Post Gazette, December 4, 2017
When I-579 is capped in Pittsburgh, it will be refurbished with green space and community space.

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