There’s a growing recognition that transportation systems need to foster livable, sustainable communities — and focus on more than just mobility.
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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.
“The future belongs to walkable communities,” claimed planning scholar Reid Ewing at a forum in Burlington, Vermont. A look at the growing interest in TODs and PODs.
There’s a strong need for public transportation in rural communities — with benefits both for individuals and local economies. A look at some of the issues from transportation planner Hannah Twaddell.
Transit is making a remarkable comeback. But one of the most intriguing aspects is that it is being helped along by — and helping to stimulate — new development close by transit stops. A look how TOD works
Car sharing is taking off across North America. It offers a way of reducing auto use, while providing increased transportation options and yielding financial savings to users. A look at how car sharing programs work and some of the key issues involved.
The automobile enabled creation of multi-million-person urban areas spread thinly over vast regional areas — and shaped the character of the 20th century American city.
Transportation planner Hannah Twaddell discusses key questions to ask when thinking about the need for a bypass highway.
PCJ General Manager and former planning commissioner Betsey Krumholz talks with Hannah Twaddell about her recent article.
The food we consume literally travels the globe. We can now get just about any food we want, at any time of year, if we are willing to pay the costs — financial and environmental — of transporting it. A look at how food moves.
From the old riverboat world of the Mississippi to the crowded arterials of today’s cities and towns, transportation corridors have played a critical role in American life. Hannah Twaddell explains why planning for our corridors makes sense.