Transportation

The replacement for Interstate 81 in the heart of Syracuse should be designed and built on the scale of a city street, giving the city an economic shot in the arm.
Syracuse and NYS Department of Transportation face difficult decisions with the replacement of the I-81 elevated highway through downtown, choices that will impact the city for generations to come. The highway, past due for reconstruction, will be...
For many Americans, controlled-access highways are a regular part of their daily landscape. They take these high-speed roads for granted, with little consideration of how they were built, the damage they have caused, and the massive amount of money...
This article began as a would-be tweetstorm, until I realized there was too much to say. Jonathan Berk, director of Patronicity, tweeted out an image of this new intersection planned by MassDOT for Natick, a Boston suburb, and it was a shock. Sure,...
It's time to use the idea of reduced demand where it has the potential to improve a city's economy, society, and mobility.
The nation’s more than 7,600 Main Streets are hurting. Nobody knows exactly how much. At some point in 2021, when the vaccine has become available to everybody and the numbers of Covid cases plummet, we will collectively look around American...
As an urbanist, I ask Santa to bring America a renewed interest and understanding of the importance of street grids (more precisely, connected networks of streets with relatively small blocks). That may be a tall order for Santa, but I have been...
The City of Buffalo, Stantec, and CNU have created a roadmap for how mobility can power an equitable future in 21st century cities.
Current NYSDOT proposals prioritize the high—speed movement of automobiles—the design should be improved to focus on safety and community.
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To meet the challenges of the 21st Century, traffic engineers and transportation planners need to think of streets as places and the foundation for community.
A second-grade bike education program in DC also informs children about street networks and helps them to understand their community.