A common criticism of streetcars are their relative slow speed combined with high capital and operating costs. Still, streetcars are being constructed in both large in small cities to help incentivize development.
Jul 6, 2012 The Naked City
With more than a quarter of disabled Americans who are unable to leave their homes prevented from doing so by transportation difficulties, Sarah Laskow argues it's time for cities to move beyond ADA.
May 13, 2012 Good
Urban Planning Professor David King has found that rather than working in competition, taxi cabs actually augment public transit networks.
Feb 5, 2012 The Atlantic Cities
Gendered Innovations, a Stanford University project devoted to gender analysis, has revealed that miscategorization has obscured the fact that women ride public transit much more than previously believed, and much more than men.
Feb 2, 2012 The Atlantic Cities
The city’s MillionTrees program fights asthma and global warming. But tightening maintenance budgets, increasingly severe weather and decades-old planting decisions complicate trees’ contribution.
Feb 1, 2012 City Limits
Factors such as age, labor costs, real estate, and construction all factor into why cities are paying more money for transit projects, but are still getting less on their return, writes David Lepeska for The Atlantic Cities.
Nov 9, 2011 The Atlantic Cities
In a study published in this month’s American Economic Review, researchers contended that congestion pricing is the only solution to decrease congestion, writes Eric Jaffe for The Atlantic Cities.
Oct 19, 2011 The Atlantic Cities
New government efforts in South Africa are trying to improve mobility for those who rely on public transportation, walking and biking.
Aug 30, 2011 This Big City
Bogota, Columbia's TransMilenio bus rapid transit system has been widely praised and imitated around the world. However, many consider the successful bus system to be suffering from its own success.
Jul 16, 2011 www.TheCityFix.com
Campaigning blindly to encourage people to relinquish cars and take public transit is not enough. Policymakers need to develop business school marketing strategies to brand their campaigns, experts say.
Jun 30, 2011 THE DIRT