Traffic

When they're not extinguishing actual flames, fire trucks can seem comically over-sized on city streets. Replacing portions of the fleet with smaller response vehicles might save money without sacrificing capability.
Yesterday   CityLab
The "war on cars" and its pushback has a achieved a singular pitch in Belgium, where the national rail service has canvassed the country with a satirical ad campaign excoriating the country's horrible congestion.
Jan 23, 2016   The Wall Street Journal
Attorneys representing the state of New Jersey responded to the allegations of a class action lawsuit rising from the "bridge-gate" scandal.
Jan 3, 2016   The Record
To alleviate tourist traffic and serve residents, the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada has unveiled a long-term plan to invest billions in transit improvements including light rail and an expanded monorail.
Jan 2, 2016   Las Vegas Sun
Researchers found a small uptick in Manhattan traffic during rush hour, as Uber gains more riders from 4 to 7 p.m. than taxis lose. Uber also holds general sway over the other boroughs when it comes to for-hire vehicles.
Dec 23, 2015   FiveThirtyEight
Determining whether to widen a street solely based on rush hour traffic ignores how the street is used and who uses it the rest of the day.
Dec 21, 2015   Streets.MN
Not recommended reading for those currently operating a motor vehicle.
Dec 11, 2015   Medium
Mexico City is considering a novel transit idea: two-person gondolas gliding along an aerial track. The costs of such a system may be far lower than extending the subway system.
Dec 5, 2015   Quartz
Pope Francis' much-publicized visit to the capital in late September saw reductions in congestion and better travel times. Event-specific telecommuting policies and transit route changes appear responsible for the minor miracle.
Nov 12, 2015   The Washington Post
With a growing reputation for heavy local pollution, the city of Madrid will impose reduced speed limits and driving restrictions in its central core. On bad days, transit will be free to ride.
Nov 12, 2015   CityLab
Blog Post
There has been much debate in planning circles (including Planetizen's own blogs) about how to measure traffic congestion. Blog Post
Oct 13, 2015   By Michael Lewyn