Planning Comm’rs Journal columnist Hannah Twaddell discusses some of the provocative ideas about parking in a much discussed book by economist and planner Donald Shoup.
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TDM is a relatively new approach to dealing with congestion. Instead of assuming increasing traffic as a given and the solution being to build more and bigger roads, TDM asks some deeper questions.
How transportation planning can be used as a vehicle for community development that meets the needs of low income residents.
A growing number of communities are recognizing the close relationship between transportation planning decisions and land use. Transportation planner Whit Blanton reports on how one metropolitan area has begun to put land use and transportation in balance.
Noted planning historian Laurence Gerckens takes a look back at those major events that most shaped the 20th century American city.
Why would anyone switch to transit, and put up with slower speeds and less convenience than provided by their car? The answer lies in the substantial savings from not having to own a second, or possibly any, car.
Telecommuting is one part of a revolution bring sweeping changes in how and where we work.
Greg Dale provides an overview of traffic impact studies.
Greg Dale provides a brief overview of the “3-C” process and the four levels of the transportation planning process.