Infrastructure

A recently released report makes the case for removing, in part or in full, an elevated span of roadway along the Toronto Waterfront.
3 hours ago   The Toronto Star
The street that benefitted by one of the most high-profile and successful freeway removals in the country is due for another makeover.
4 days ago   Hoodline
A plan in the earliest possible stages of outreach and environmental review would extend the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority's existing Red Line north of Atlanta farther into Fulton County.
4 days ago   ATL Urbanist
This St. Louis Patch-Dispatch editorial analyzes the legislature as well as the bill to raise gas taxes two-cent a year for three years, taking aim at Republican House members who will be "automatic no votes." Illinois may also increase its gas tax.
4 days ago   St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Over the next two years, Boston will replace its old parking meters with new ones connected to the internet. With this groundwork in place, pay-by-phone parking is the next step.
5 days ago   BetaBoston
With so much to learn just by reading a Wall Street Journal book review of "Bike Battles: A History of Sharing the American Road" by James Longhurst, history professor at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, imagine what's to learn by reading the book.
5 days ago   The Wall Street Journal
The First Hill line's streetcars are set to begin service in summer of 2015, and the city is already assembling funds for an extension.
5 days ago   Capitol Hill Times
Going back to Robert Moses, New York City has a history of underestimating the price of major construction projects. Inflated infrastructure costs are prompting stakeholders to seek out root causes.
5 days ago   Capital
A piece from Anchorage, Alaska discusses problems that can arise when planners don't address gender-based safety. Walkable, populated, well-lit streets and transit are the best remedy.
6 days ago   The Arctic Urbanophile
In a bid to knit sustainability into large-scale community development, Seattle's Capitol Hill EcoDistrict is exploring several avenues toward greener land use.
6 days ago   ASLA The Dirt
California's drought is getting all the press, but much of Oregon is in the fourth year of drought, with this year now qualifying as "exceptional drought."
Apr 10, 2015   The Oregonian