Traffic

Some months ago, a blog post by Todd Litman pointed out that transit-oriented cities tend to have less overall crime. Opinion
Jul 16, 2014   By Michael Lewyn
June is "Lane Courtesy Month," and Vox used the occasion to describe the sometimes counter-intuitive reasons why drivers should refrain from driving in the left lane except when passing.
Jun 24, 2014   Vox
A recent article for PlannersWeb called “10 Things You Should Know About How the Public Feels About Development” provides helpful data and insight into the type of opposition encountered whenever new development projects face public scrutiny.
Apr 9, 2014   PlannersWeb
A new bill approved by the state of Georgia's House of Representatives makes it illegal to remain in the fast lane when a faster vehicle approaches from behind.
Feb 27, 2014   Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Not everyone likes the idea of slowing down, but sometimes advocacy for increased speed limits can come from surprising sources, like the editorial director of a UK journal for architects.
Jan 8, 2014   The Architects' Journal
A new study by IHS Automotive predicts that 54 million self-driving cars will be on the road by 2035, and that every car will be autonomous by 2050.
Jan 3, 2014   Los Angeles Times
For many drivers, the only experience more aggravating than being stuck in traffic is not being able to figure out why there's a jam in the first place. An explanation of the phenomenon called "Traffic Waves" may help ease the aggravation.
Nov 15, 2013   KQED: The Lowdown
A common sight, especially in suburbia, is the "push button" at an intersection.  I come to an intersection and see a big button telling me to push it in order to cross the street.  I push the button, and nothing happens.  I push the button again and again. Opinion
Nov 8, 2013   By Michael Lewyn
You're probably thinking "Way too many cars on the road, duh!" But the real answer is a bit more complicated, and counterintuitive. Tom Vanderbilt explains in a 20-minute presentation.
Sep 21, 2013   The Atlantic Cities
New data from New York's Transportation Department shows that although miles of Manhattan street space have been turned over to bikes and pedestrians since 2008, average traffic speeds have actually increased, despite a consistent volume of vehicles.
Sep 7, 2013   The New York Times
Sarah Goodyear examines the connection between the way we design our streets and the reluctance of parents to let their children play outdoors.
Aug 9, 2013   The Atlantic Cities