In the wake of yesterday's surprisingly unsurprising announcement that U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood is stepping down, several reporters who focus on transportation issues have taken stock of his tenure.
Jan 30, 2013 Transportation Nation
I don't know what it is about New Orleans that makes me wax rhapsodic. But something about the city makes everyday life look poetic.
Jun 25, 2012 By
Edward Blakely, co-author of “Fortress America: Gated Communities in the United States,” pens an opinion piece for <em>The Washington Post</em> looking at the detrimental psychology that exists in gated communities such as where Trayvon Martin died.
Apr 9, 2012 The Washington Post
Chuck Wolfe asks if a city's vitality is best indicated at night, and how it should be measured.
Sep 28, 2011 myurbanist
"The only thing we have to fear is fear
itself-nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts
to convert retreat into advance" – President
Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1932 Opinion
Sep 11, 2011 By
Four Florida metropolitan areas recently ranked as the most dangerous places for pedestrians, according to a survey by Transportation America.
Aug 16, 2011 New York Times
Plans to redesign the expanded publicly accessible section of the White House's front lawn combine both walkability concerns and safety concerns.
Jul 13, 2011 The Architect's Newspaper
Seattle has been named one of the nation's safest p[laces to walk or bike. But some question whether that success will translate into any further improvements in bike and pedestrian infrastructure spending.
May 26, 2011 Publicola
As aging populations grow, more cities and design organizations are looking at how to make streets safer for older residents.
May 25, 2011 NPR
Neighbors across the country are clashing over whether or not to build sidewalks in their neighborhoods.
Mar 10, 2011 The Wall Street Journal