A look at performance-based transportation planning, and why measuring the value of how well an investment meets regional transportation goals & policies is an important breakthrough.
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PlannersWeb Editor Wayne Senville continues his reflections on Portland, Oregon, with a look at transportation and land use, and how the city has become a leader in the “dead freeway” movement.
Orenco Station is both an actual light-rail station and the name of a 209 acre “transit-oriented” development adjacent to the station. They’re both in Hillsboro, Oregon, a fast growing suburb of Portland, and home to the state’s “Silicon Forest.”
This short video speaks for itself — enjoy it — then ask yourself what your transit agency could do to make transit cool in your community.
One of the key themes I heard during sessions at the Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations conference was the importance of better connecting pedestrians to nearby shopping and to transit corridors. That means focusing on one of the most basic components of a community’s transportation network: sidewalks.
During the AMPO (Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations) conference the past two days, the three words I think I heard most often were Sustainability; Livability; and Walkability. What’s more all three of these were often tied in to another phrase: economic competitiveness.
PCJ Editor Wayne Senville is reporting today from the annual conference of the Association of MPOs in Saratoga Springs NY. In this post, a look at presentations focusing on transit challenges — and opportunities — in three very different parts of the country.
A growing number of communities are developing “complete streets” policies and programs. What’s behind this new approach to local transportation planning?
PCJ Editor Wayne Senville asks the authors of our Fall feature article some follow-up questions about their article.
There’s a growing recognition that transportation systems need to foster livable, sustainable communities — and focus on more than just mobility.
Considering the other half of transportation engineer Gary Toth’s “deadly duo” — our too frequent unquestioning acceptance of traffic projections.
In this post , you’ll get a fresh look at transportation “level of service standards,” with insights from long-time transportation engineer Gary Toth, now with the Project for Public Space.
As the 21st century dawns, we need to plan for our cities and towns in ways that bring people and places closer together and provide more travel choices.