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Transportation roundup 2/27/15

Transportation roundup 2/27/15

| February 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Streets & Highways This Billboard Cheers If You Walk By It Instead Of Drive // Co.Exist The Knight Foundation Is Funding a Large-Scale Expansion of Raleigh’s ‘Guerrilla’ Wayfinding Signs // CityLab Somerville Signs Call For Drivers Not To Slash Tires, Break Car Windows // CBS Boston Michigan pedestrian deaths up 40% in ’14 // Detroit News 25,000 Chrysler Cars […]

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Ailing infrastructure: do we lack funding, or just leadership?

Ailing infrastructure: do we lack funding, or just leadership?

| February 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx is hopeful that politicians can agree on long-term infrastructure funding. “I think there is a moment that is shaping up here for something good can happen,” Foxx said in a speech to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials in Washington. “It needs to be a long-term bill that […]

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Transportation roundup 2/26/15

Transportation roundup 2/26/15

| February 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Streets & Highways Afghanistan’s first female taxi driver encourages women to drive // Autoblog Shorter yellow lights in Chicago could mean more tickets, new mayor // Autoblog Transportation chief sees ‘moment’ for highway bill // The Hill Plan to shift transportation burden to states seems doomed  // Washington Post Downtown Seattle workers steer away from solo driving  // Seattle Times […]

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Proof that compact cities lead to reduced car use

Proof that compact cities lead to reduced car use

| February 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

The more compact the city, the fewer the cars… right? A new study — Connection Between Built Environment and Travel Behavior, published in the Journal of the Transportation Research Board — aims to determine whether that commonly-held wisdom is true. “[T]he compact city concept has become a paradigm of sustainable urban development under the premise […]

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Transportation roundup 2/25/15

Transportation roundup 2/25/15

| February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Streets & Highways Mileage Tax Builds Momentum as Alternative to Gas Tax // Transport Topics Slim majority backs carbon-fuel tax // Portland Tribune Bridj, a start-up using big data to improve bus transit, set to launch in Washington, D.C. // Washington Post Safer Maryland bikeways get the green light  // Greater Greater Washington Do Speed Cameras Make Streets Safer […]

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Transportation roundup 2/24/15

Transportation roundup 2/24/15

| February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Streets & Highways Connection Between Built Environment and Travel Behavior // Transportation Research Record [study] Bridging the Gap Between the New Urbanist Ideas and Transportation Planning Practice // Transportation Research Record [study] Action-Packed Signs Mean Fewer Pedestrian Accidents // Next City How the Michael Bay approach to road signs can reduce auto accidents // PBS Newshour Dozens injured in […]

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What will American transportation look like in 2030?

What will American transportation look like in 2030?

| February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

What does the America’s transportation future look like? A new study from the RAND Corporation, Exploring Future Transport Demand in the United States, envisions two different scenarios. The study’s research team imagines two sequences set in 2030, drawing on expert opinions as well as exploring the impact current transportation realities and choices will have on the transportation […]

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Transportation Roundup 2/23/15

Transportation Roundup 2/23/15

| February 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Streets & Highways Rebuilding Crumbling America Shouldn’t Wait // Bloomberg View How The Story Of One 3-Year-Old Boy Started A Senior Mobility Movement // Forbes States seek alternatives for highway, bridge funding // Denver Post Feds move to beef up transit safety oversight // The Hill What Long-Distance Trains Teach Us About Public Space in America // Next City Virtuous […]

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Hate crime or parking dispute? The Chapel Hill debate

Hate crime or parking dispute? The Chapel Hill debate

| February 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

In the days that followed the shootings of three Muslim students at a condominium complex in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, the media have been afire with opinions on accused murderer Craig Stephen Hicks’ motives: Was his a calculated hate crime, or, as some reports have suggested, the grisly result over a dispute over parking? More […]

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Transportation roundup 2/20/15

Transportation roundup 2/20/15

| February 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Streets & Highways Transportation-Efficient Growth in Small Communities and Rural Areas [report] // National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Practitioners Theorize, Too: Reaffirming Planning Theory in a Survey of Practitioners’ Theories // Journal of Planning Education and Research [academic article] How One Fed-Up Dude Fixed an Awful Highway Sign Himself // Gizmodo New National Operations Center Will […]

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How San Francisco & other ped-friendly cities are expanding sidewalks

How San Francisco & other ped-friendly cities are expanding sidewalks

| February 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

The lunar New Year yesterday brought attention to an issue plaguing San Francisco’s crowded Chinatown: overflowing sidewalks. As the San Francisco Chronicle reported, city officials are working with Chinatown business owners to develop a plan to add much-needed space for pedestrians. “The challenge is that when you change one thing, there’s a ripple effect,” recently appointed […]

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