Tag: Florida

On the impact of complete streets

On the impact of complete streets

| April 13, 2015

Following a recent report hailing the benefits of “complete streets,” two projects that embrace the concept are garnering attention — and even applause. Miami, Florida’s Department of Transportation just approved the city’s plan to revamp Biscayne Boulevard, expanding pedestrian and biking areas and limiting vehicle lanes, while Normal, Illinois’ project, which reworked its neighborhood with […]

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Slower than a speeding bullet: building American high-speed rail

Slower than a speeding bullet: building American high-speed rail

| February 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

90 minutes: That’s how quick a bullet train may travel between Houston and Dallas. A railway company in Texas is now firming up its plans to build a high-speed train network between the two cities, reports the Texas Tribune, with hopes to begin operations by 2021. Though this project plans to operate without federal funds, […]

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Transportation roundup 11/18/14

Transportation roundup 11/18/14

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Congratulations to Tampa for getting a bikeshare program! Ybor City, the only bike-and-pedestrian-friendly enclave that I know of in all of Gulf Coast Florida, is now super-duper bike-and-pedestrian friendly! Everyone else, you can have US 19 (pictured). Dick van Veen argues in People for Bikes that a little chaos in street design isn’t a bad […]

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Orlando airport to spend $172M on new parking garage despite empty spots

Orlando airport to spend $172M on new parking garage despite empty spots

| May 9, 2013 | 3 Comments

Orlando International Airport officials are so confident about future business that they’re building  a $172 million parking garage. What is puzzling about the project, however, is that the OIA already has thousands of open parking spots available. According to reports, the airport’s parking never sells out. The Orlando Sentinel  reports, “It is common for fewer […]

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