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<p>Infamous planning opponent Randal O'Toole has begun a new blog where he argues against virtually all forms of land use and other government planning.</p>
Jan 8, 2007   The Thoreau Institute
<p>Plans for modern streetcars are becoming more popular across the U.S. as one component of a revitalization plan. Randal O'Toole argues that the connection between streetcars and economic development is a hoax.</p>
Dec 18, 2006   The Thoreau Institute
Randall O'Toole and Kathleen Calongne examine the findings from a recent report that suggests that speed humps make streets 50 to 60 percent safer for children, and reach a different conclusion.
Aug 15, 2006   The Thoreau Institute
It's been 50 years since President Eisenhower signed the bill creating the Interstate Highway System, one of the most successful federal programs ever. Randal O'Toole offers a few indicators of the success of the Interstate Highway System.
Jul 6, 2006   The Thoreau Institute
Randal O'Toole critically evaluates a recent press release from the American Public Transportation Association suggesting that recent transit data indicate public transportation use increased 25.1 percent in the last decade.
Apr 11, 2006   The Thoreau Institute
Among the arguments rail advocates use is that rail transit costs less to operate than buses. The savings, they suggest, will soon pay for the cost of rail construction.
Dec 11, 2005   The Thoreau Institute
The real cause of the tragedy in New Orleans was the lack of automobiles for evacuees, argues Randall O'Toole.
Sep 5, 2005   The Thoreau Institute
Randal O'Toole compares smart growth communities with 1960's-era communist planning.
May 8, 2005   The Thoreau Institute
Randal O'Toole pushes back against Philip Langdon's article that questions whether Portland's growth boundary made the city less affordable.
Mar 15, 2005   The Thoreau Institute
Growth management planning leads to rapid, artificial increases in the price of housing, argues Randal O'Toole.
Mar 11, 2005   The Thoreau Institute
A recent trend in planning is to convert one-way streets to two way to slow traffic and make streets more pedestrian friendly.
Feb 17, 2005   The Thoreau Institute