This short video speaks for itself — enjoy it — then ask yourself what your transit agency could do to make transit cool in your community.
For articles focused more on either streets & road design or on pedestrian & bicyclist issues, check out those topic categories on the menu.
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.
Communities are better understanding the critical relationship between zoning, land use, and transportation planning. These articles provide an introduction to the transportation planning process, while also covering basic issues related to street and sidewalk design. Plus a look at new ideas and concepts in transportation planning.
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.