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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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Transportation roundup 4/13/15

Transportation roundup 4/13/15

| April 13, 2015

Streets & Highways Technology: Rudder app steers you safely home after dark // News and Observer [Rudder] Roads to Ruin // NYTimes.com Pittsburgh’s Yellow Cab rethinks traditional service with ride-hailing app // TribLIVE Clean diesels not so clean, apparently // Autoblog Uber’s curbside breathalyzer strikes us as a good idea // Autoblog An Inside Perspective on Los Angeles’ New Sustainable City Plan // Planetizen Report: Converting […]

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Transportation roundup 4/7/15

Transportation roundup 4/7/15

| April 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Streets & Highways Panel: Boston transit plagued by high costs, absenteeism // Boston Herald We Tested 4 GPS Apps That Work Even When You’re Offline  // WIRED How Microsoft’s using big data to predict traffic jams up to an hour in advance // VentureBeat Tolls on the rise as highway funding dries up // Brookings […]

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Transportation roundup 4/6/15

Transportation roundup 4/6/15

| April 6, 2015

Streets & Highways What is the future of the self-driving car? Some car experts discuss // TreeHugger Never Walk Home In The Dark Again With This Simple App // Co.Design Suburban companies look to transit solutions to find more workers // Milwaukee Business Journal Tourism Rep: Uber, Lyft Turning Indianapolis Into “First-Tier City” //  Next City Report: Michigan’s Roads Go from […]

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Transportation roundup 4/2/15

Transportation roundup 4/2/15

| April 2, 2015

Streets & Highways Urban land: Space and the city // The Economist Waze Vs Google Maps: New Waze feature better than Google Maps // BGR Coding for cars: The next generation of mobile apps // InfoWorld Mapped: How hard it is to get across U.S. cities using only bike lanes // The Washington Post Christie tapping NJ Transit loan repayment to […]

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Transportation roundup 4/1/15

Transportation roundup 4/1/15

| April 1, 2015

Streets & Highways Speed limits for pedestrians on pavements in the rain // ETA Trucking and Rail Industries Turn State Troopers Into Unwitting Lobbyists // NYTimes.com High costs may explain crumbling support for US infrastructure // Urban Institute This Bicycle Travels As Fast As A Car, So You Can Ride On Highways // Co.Exist Crosswalks are getting safer for pedestrians […]

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Transportation roundup 3/27/15

Transportation roundup 3/27/15

| March 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Streets & Highways The Feedback Loop That Will Make America’s Richest Cities Even Richer // The Atlantic Mega-office parks without mega-traffic jams? Dream on, Silicon Valley // Grist Cool car technology is cool until it breaks // Autoblog Toyota wants half its vehicles in Japan to be hybrids // Autoblog Why Big Auto is Buying Into Car-Free Mobility // KUT.org Mental […]

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Transportation roundup 3/26/15

Transportation roundup 3/26/15

| March 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Streets & Highways How Philly Could Ride a Commuter Train Line Like a Subway // Next City L.A. transit officials should support affordable housing near rail lines // LA Times Congestion Charge In London’s Center Brings Dramatic Decline In Accidents // CleanTechnica GOP blocks Sanders’ proposal to close tax loophole [to pay for infrastructure] // USA Today Tourist taxes add-on a creative way […]

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Transportation roundup 3/25/15

Transportation roundup 3/25/15

| March 25, 2015

Streets & Highways Distractions responsible for nearly 6 in 10 teen-driving car accidents // Autoblog US drivers cover 3 trillion miles in 2014, almost half of drivers are 50+ years old // Autoblog The Cost Of Bad Urban Design: $1 Trillion A Year // Co.Design MTA’s toll-lane project may be a victim of its own success // LA Times […]

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Transportation roundup 3/24/15

Transportation roundup 3/24/15

| March 24, 2015

Streets & Highways Older Drivers At Peak Levels, New Data Show // USDOT Volunteers work to preserve, restore homemade road signs // Washington Times Northeast Pennsylvania cities struggle to replace aging stop signs // Times-Tribune Men Charged With Stealing Batteries From Highway Traffic Signs // CBS Boston DOT diverts $1.3M meant for Anchorage bike infrastructure to other projects // Alaska Public […]

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Transportation roundup 3/23/15

Transportation roundup 3/23/15

| March 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Streets & Highways District wrestling with how to fix streetcar line’s numerous flaws  // Washington Post Despite woeful service, MTA fare hikes take effect to cover raises // New York Post ‘How to Spend $10 Billion on a Bus Terminal,’ by the Port Authority // 2nd Ave Sagas City’s bike program director leaving for Seattle  //The […]

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Transportation roundup 3/19/15

Transportation roundup 3/19/15

| March 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Streets & Highways Tactical Urbanism by Mike Lydon and Anthony Garcia offers DIY community-based solutions for what’s ailing our cities. // Slate How the built environment influences who rides bus rapid transit // The City Fix Some Thoughts on Narrow Streets // Strong Towns Transit riders are warned to brace for possible service cuts, fare hikes // Chicago Tribune […]

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