Finally, a breakthrough we've all been waiting for: Bertha is on the move again in Seattle and will soon be ready for repairs. The tunnel Bertha was built to drill will have to wait, however.
Feb 20, 2015 The Seattle Times
"Seattle is in the midst of a full-spectrum transportation fustercluck," writes David Roberts for Grist.
Dec 23, 2014 Grist
In an effort to create safer walking and biking environments, Miami-Dade counties have built bike lanes along two highways connecting the Miami with its eastern island beaches, reducing travel distances by 75 percent for cyclists.
Sep 27, 2014 Streetsblog USA
A comparison of road conditions in Rwanda and Mali—the former an autocracy with sterling roads, the latter a democracy where poor road conditions reveal a deep divide in the country.
Sep 1, 2014 Foreign Policy
Seattle’s massive highway tunneling project delays while solutions are sought for the mechanical error that brought the project’s massive drilling machine, Bertha, to a halt. Some are starting to examine life after Bertha.
Feb 14, 2014 Seattle Transit Blog
New highway signs urge drivers to wait until the next rest stop before answering that text or email message. A recent study presents two more reasons why motorists who text are a major danger.
Sep 29, 2013 The Atlantic Cities
After reading yet more blather about the "war on cars" or "density-pushing planners" I recently had a thought: what if government really did favor transit and compact development as aggressively as they had favored sprawl in the 20th century? Blog Post
Sep 8, 2013 By
Charles Marohn turns a critical eye toward the inertia of federal transportation policy and the shortsightedness of its most treasured investment. Since America seems to be stuck with a federal transportation bill, he suggests ways to make it work.
Nov 25, 2012 Better! Cities & Towns
Some highway advocates in the suburbs surrounding Washington, DC think that building an outer Beltway through Northern Virginia will be beneficial to the planet. Others disagree.
Nov 3, 2012 Greater Greater Washington
As part of a Foreign Policy magazine special report on cities, Peter Calthorpe examines the form of China's urban growth, which is beginning to resemble the car-oriented development of the United States in the 1950s and 60s.
Aug 13, 2012 Foreign Policy