Urban Transportation

June 2, 2016, 11am PDT
New research lays the groundwork for a universal standard by which to measure effectiveness of bike and pedestrian infrastructure projects.
Next City
October 22, 2015, 2pm PDT
Dehli's Aam Aadmi Party-led government announced steps to ensure that pedestrians, cyclists, and public transport users get preference over car users.
The Hindu
October 11, 2015, 1pm PDT
According to a recent newspaper editorial, "Egged on by the hardcore enthusiasts, New York City is spending lots of money, confiscating lots of lane-miles and basing its transportation policy on a fantasy." Who knew white paint is so threatening?
Mobilizing the Region
September 3, 2015, 8am PDT
A curious discrepancy between two major congestion reports using the same data: There is a profound and unexplained discrepancy between the travel trends in the latest Urban Mobility Scorecard report and the data provided by Inrix.
City Commentary
Blog post
August 26, 2015, 1pm PDT
The new Urban Mobility Scorecard measures traffic congestion with greater precision, but incorrectly. As with previous editions, it exaggerates congestion costs and undervalues the congestion reduction benefits of alternative modes and Smart Growth.
Todd Litman
July 5, 2015, 11am PDT
LennyBoy (civil engineering professor Glen Koorey) posts terrific information concerning bicycle planning best practices, based on his three-month tour of North American and European cities.
Cycling In Christchurch - Overseas Learnings
Blog post
December 11, 2014, 11am PST
When you have a small electric motor, a battery, and a throttle on your bicycle, it becomes very difficult to make any more excuses. Here's why...
Ian Sacs
Blog post
October 14, 2014, 12pm PDT
The new INRIX congestion costing report is another good example of bad analysis. We just want accurate information; hold the hyperbole, please.
Todd Litman
July 16, 2014, 12pm PDT
Helsinki, capital of Finland's, is working to create a "mobility on demand" system that integrates shared and public transit in a single payment network. The idea is that with such a system in place, residents would no longer need cars.
Guardian Cities
Blog post
May 21, 2014, 10pm PDT
Many jurisdictions need additional funding to improve, or just maintain, their public transport services. A timely new study evaluates eighteen potential funding options according to eight criteria.
Todd Litman
Blog post
September 3, 2013, 11am PDT
Conventional transportation planning tends to exaggerate congestion costs and roadway expansion benefits, and undervalues other transportation solutions such as improving alternative modes, pricing reforms and smart growth policies.
Todd Litman
January 20, 2011, 2pm PST
The Texas Transportation Institute just released its 2010 Urban Mobility Report, which is a standard reference in the road-building industry -- and is seriously flawed, says Joe Cortright.
CEOs For Cities
September 30, 2010, 10am PDT
Analysis indicates that compact development reduces the time urban residents spent in traffic and requires less spending on highways.
Driven Apart: How Sprawl Is Lengthening Our Commutes and Why Misleading Mobility Measures Are Making Things Worse
June 11, 2010, 12pm PDT
Minneapolis follows Denver in launching it's public bicycle sharing program today. The bicycles will provide a fast, convenient and carbon neutral means of getting around and are based on the highly successful Parisian scheme.
The Minn Post
March 17, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>Washington D.C. has begun to make key green parking reforms that will plow parking revenue into neighborhood bicycling and walking improvements.</p>
Streetsblog