Sustainable Transportation

May 13, 2016, 6am PDT
Last Friday, before leaving his office as Mayor of London, Boris Johnson opened London’s new "Crossrail" Cycle Superhighways, as the new Mayor Sadiq Khan was declared that evening.
Cities of the Future
May 6, 2016, 9am PDT
An op-ed by Mikael Colville-Andersen of Copenhagenize Design Company.
Cities of the Future
December 16, 2014, 10am PST
"Urban Mobility Plans – National Approaches and Local Practice," a new guidebook by the Sustainable Urban Transportation Project, describes specific policies and planning practices to maximize urban transport system efficiency.
Urban Mobility Plans – National Approaches and Local Practice
July 27, 2014, 7am PDT
A new RAND Corporation study models motorization growth rates and saturation levels, and identifies potential policies to encourage more efficient transportation in developing countries.
The Future of Driving in Developing Countries
October 3, 2013, 12pm PDT
Mahatma Gandhi's utilization of non-violent civil disobedience to fight for civil rights is taught to school children around the world, but his views on the importance of biking and walking are less well known. Navdeep Asija investigates.
The City Fix
June 20, 2013, 2pm PDT
The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments is considering $4 billion in highway expansion projects at a meeting today. With Detroit pursuing several alternative transportation initiatives, is this the best way to spend scarce federal dollars?
DC.Streetsblog
January 18, 2013, 5am PST
Mexico City's emergence as a "commuter's paradise" due to a focus on people and places, rather than cars and driving, has earned the city this year's Sustainable Transport Award from the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP).
National Geographic
June 21, 2012, 11am PDT
Andrew C. Revkin delivers the good news out of Rio, where global leaders are gathered to argue incessantly over how not to address climate change. At a side event, $175 billion in loans have been pledged for sustainable transportation.
The New York Times
April 9, 2012, 5am PDT
New research suggests that the electrification of automobiles can undermine planning efforts to create denser development patterns and may work against policies that encourage non-motorized forms of mobility, such as biking and walking.
European Planning Studies
Blog post
January 18, 2010, 6am PST

Last week I attended the Transportation Research Boards (TRB) 89th annual meeting, which attracted approximately 10,000 transportation professionals from around the globe to Washington DC. More than 2,000 papers were presented at more than 700 sessions, plus several hundred committee meetings took place. Let me share some highlights.

Todd Litman