Conrad Lumm

A former copy editor, researcher, and journalist for publications from Beverage World to The Times, Conrad was bit by the urban planning bug after picking up a copy of Donald Shoup's book The High Cost of Free Parking for a little light reading, and has been emptying cocktail parties with parking factoids ever since. He spends his free time on strategic board games, listening to at least five podcasts a day, and sitting around the subway system, where he can often be found muttering about Inconsistent Initial Capping.

Conrad grew up in Michigan, Copenhagen, Rome, and Amman, returning to Michigan to study poetry at Interlochen Arts Academy. After four (well, five) years at Sarah Lawrence College, he decamped to Brooklyn, the borough he loves most (even if he lays his head in Manhattan these days, like a sellout).

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Why we support Move NY

Why we support Move NY

| April 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Newly indicted New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver killed New York’s congestion pricing plan in 2008. A followup plan to charge nearly all drivers heading into Manhattan is now in play, and we’re behind it. Since Sheldon quietly smothered congestion pricing in its crib, we’ve added 5% to our population, nationwide vehicle miles traveled have […]

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Which states have the most stop signs per mile of road?

Which states have the most stop signs per mile of road?

| December 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

There’s a lot of information about building and urban design habits hidden in our sales data. This week,  we thought we’d look at the number of stop signs we’ve sold across all of our sites – I was curious about which states have the highest density of intersections. (Also, I remember driving from Virginia to […]

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Prototype driving “coach” improves mileage, car safety

Prototype driving “coach” improves mileage, car safety

| March 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sure, cars are useful… but they’re also energy-consuming, environmentally-unfriendly and even life-threatening. Recent research led by researchers from the University of Oulu, “Personalised Assistance for Fuel-efficient Driving,” develops a prototype for a driver assistance system that would — after gathering what we might call context clues — improve safety and fuel efficiency and reduce environmental […]

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Transportation roundup 2/18/15

Transportation roundup 2/18/15

| February 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Streets & Highways Point-to-point speed enforcement systems: Speed limits design criteria and analysis of drivers’ compliance // Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies [study] Governor declares state of emergency after oil train derails, sets house ablaze // Charleston Gazette Should city of Portland be held liable for faded crosswalk paint, death of pedestrian? // OregonLive.com 30 More Problem […]

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Transportation roundup 2/11/15

Transportation roundup 2/11/15

| February 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Streets & Highways These Are the 10 Best Apps for People Who Commute // Time Bicycling, Pedestrian Advocates Looking for Better Numbers to Crunch // Next City European Union Set To Adopt Tougher Vehicle Emissions Standards + Testing Rules // Clean Technica The Big Problem With the Latest Plan to Build EV Chargers in California // Wired The […]

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Transportation roundup 2/10/15

Transportation roundup 2/10/15

| February 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Streets & Highways Awful transit policy fails everyone in metro Detroit // Detroit Free Press Truck driver is the most common job in more than half of the US // Autoblog As US exports top 2 million, is America becoming the world’s source of cheap cars? // Autoblog Detroit Is Dying Because GM Stuck Around, New […]

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Transportation roundup 2/9/15

Transportation roundup 2/9/15

| February 9, 2015

Streets & Highways News & other: Ferguson One of 2 Missouri Suburbs Sued Over Gauntlet of Traffic Fines and Jail // New York Times Former NHTSA chief may lead automaker-backed Takata investigation // Autoblog Police officers circumvent Waze by providing misinformation [w/video] // Autoblog New Index Ranks Cities by their Transportation Apps // Planetizen The Curious Case of […]

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Transportation roundup 2/5/15

Transportation roundup 2/5/15

| February 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Streets & Highways News/other: Metro-North Train Hits S.U.V. in Railroad’s Deadliest Accident // New York Times After Metro-North Train Crash, Investigators Piece Through ‘Utter Chaos’ // New York Times Investigation Underway in Metro-North Train Crash // New York Times What to Do if Your Car Is Stuck on the Train Tracks // New York Times Metro-North Crash Brings New […]

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Transportation roundup 2/4/15

Transportation roundup 2/4/15

| February 4, 2015

Streets & Highways News/other: Urban regeneration: What recent research says about best practices  // Journalist’s Resource Gas Tax vs. Carbon Charge Debate Looms in Washington State // Planetizen King County tackles carbon emissions through transit credits | The Urbanist // The Urbanist Inventory of Protected Bike Lanes  // People for Bikes How smart car data gurus are trying to […]

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Transportation roundup 2/3/15

Transportation roundup 2/3/15

| February 3, 2015

Streets & Highways News: Google developing ride-share competitor to Uber // Autoblog Geico experiments with insuring ride-share users// Autoblog Boxer, Paul to Introduce Bill to Use Tax Repatriation For HTF // The Bond Buyer CBO Estimates Highway Trust Fund Shortfall of $168 Billion Through 2025 // ASHTO Journal Obama proposes $478B transportation bill // The Hill Suburbs Struggle to […]

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Transportation roundup 2/2/15

Transportation roundup 2/2/15

| February 2, 2015

Streets & Highways Use of Social Media Data to Explore Crisis Informatics  // Transportation Research Record [study] Planning Postdisaster Operations in a Highway Network // Transportation Research Record [study] Alternative Approach for Interpreting Traffic Speed Deflectometer Results // Transportation Research Record [study] Evaluation of Widely Used Hydroplaning Risk Prediction Methods Using Florida’s Past Crash Data // Transportation Research Record [study] Obama to […]

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