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May 3, 2011, 9am PDT
The New York City Department of Transportation's yearly statistical smorgasbord adds a new tool: neighborhood travel profiles showing how people arrived in eight neighborhoods. In many of them, the number of drivers was in the single digits.
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April 29, 2011, 8am PDT
Why is it so hard to build in New York City? Why are rents so expensive? It's partly because parking requirement are so onerous that developers are doing everything they can to avoid them, writes Noah Kazis.
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April 26, 2011, 12pm PDT
When communities feel like street traffic is unsafe, they usually demand stop signs or traffic lights to be installed. But studies show that those devices may actually make streets less safe.
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March 17, 2011, 5am PDT
The article takes a look at the idea that stalled urban growth may be a generational issue.
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March 3, 2011, 11am PST
If no solution is made by the end of this week, a government shutdown will grind Washington to a halt. As <em>Steetsblog</em> reports, that shutdown could cost the transportation sector $100 million per day.
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February 28, 2011, 5am PST
The new jobs in New York City aren't in Manhattan, but in the boroughs. For low-income workers to be able to access those opportunities, improved bus service will be necessary, says a new report.
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February 13, 2011, 1pm PST
A new report from NYU's Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy reveals that the parking minimums required for new developments are a significant part of why housing in New York is so expensive.
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January 27, 2011, 12pm PST
Two Staten Island Republicans want to throw a wrench in the city's bike lane boom by requiring environmental review for all new lanes. Experts explain why that's a bad idea.
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January 7, 2011, 6am PST
By charging drivers for each mile they travel, rather than a fixed amount, pay-as-you-drive insurance could cut driving by eight percent nationally, or more than eleven percent in New York State, says a Brookings Institution report.
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December 9, 2010, 10am PST
New data show that a controversial bike lane in Brooklyn has allowed more people to use the street to get to work despite taking away one motor vehicle lane. And while dangerous speeding is down, so are travel times.
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November 29, 2010, 1pm PST
Bike-sharing can't seem to shake its reputation for being a crime magnet, as in Paris. But here in the United States, theft and vandalism simply haven't emerged as problems, says Noah Kazis.
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November 5, 2010, 10am PDT
Business interests on a downtown commercial street complain a transit mall is making the area less attractive for retail.
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November 3, 2010, 11am PDT
The new initiative from the city's Department of Transportation and Police Department will target speeding and failure-to-yield violations, including rogue cyclists.
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November 1, 2010, 9am PDT
By providing real-time data about what actually happens in on-street spaces, the sensors can help enforce parking laws, move toward smart and flexible curbside pricing, and prevent cruising and traffic congestion.
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October 30, 2010, 11am PDT
A group of researchers and activists met recently to discuss the role of goods movement and logistics in and around ports, and how the industry contributes to local pollution problems and skews highway spending.
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October 11, 2010, 10am PDT
The European Investment Bank raised $80 billion for projects last year alone. Should the Obama’s proposed program adopt a similar model?
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October 11, 2010, 5am PDT
It appears to be a case of brinkmanship between suburban Nassau County and the regional Metropolitan Transportation Authority over how to fund Long Island Bus, with riders and workers the only sure losers.
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October 8, 2010, 1pm PDT
The Texas Transportation Institute's Urban Mobility Report ranks the country's most congested cities, a list almost always topped by Los Angeles. But as Mark Vallianatos writes, the ranking misrepresents reality.
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October 5, 2010, 8am PDT
Is New York City's green transportation revolution overhyped? It turns out that emissions from private cars actually increased between 2007 and 2009, and that almost none of the city's greenhouse gas reductions came from the transportation sector.
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October 3, 2010, 9am PDT
We've been measuring traffic congestion all wrong, a new report shows, and that's been making more highways look like the solution to long commutes. They're not.
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