Highways

A look ahead at what is shaping up to be a very eventful year in the world of transportation.
Jan 1, 2016   CityLab
Eric Jaffe at The Infrastructurist explains the non-intuitive reason why often removing freeways means less traffic.
Jun 7, 2011   The Infrastructurist
University of Toronto professors say that building more roads just encourages more driving. Building transit doesn't help reduce congestion either, though it still maximizes the value of the transportation system.
Jun 1, 2011   Streetsblog Capitol Hill
Plans to build a parkway around Houston will help ease traffic and spur growth in the region, but it will also run right through a key stopover point for millions of migrating birds.
May 15, 2011   Next American City
<em>National Journal</em> asks its panel of experts whether the U.S. needs more highways, and if they should or shouldn't be a major part of transportation funding in the near future.
May 4, 2011   National Journal
When there is a toll, of course. But the Federal Highway Administration uses the word indiscriminately, confusing the matter, writes Peter Samuel of Toll Roads News.
Mar 28, 2011   TOLLROADSnews
Cities across the country are beginning to realize the mistakes they made years ago dividing their downtowns with urban highways. The city of New Haven has decided to do something about it.
Mar 4, 2011   The Christian Science Monitor
In the 1960s and 70s, Chinatowns were threatened by highway development in Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver. None of the proposed highways was built, thanks to concerted efforts by the Chinese communities.
Jan 21, 2011   Price Tags
A new report from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group PIRG's report estimates that road construction has cost the American public $600 billion since the highway system began.
Jan 4, 2011   Streetsblog Capitol Hill
Highways can be deadly for animals, especially when they cut directly through habitats. A recently completed design competition sought ideas for creating animal-safe bridges over highways.
Dec 16, 2010   The Wall Street Journal
One accurate measurement can be more insightful than a thousand expert opinions. Blog Post
Dec 9, 2010   By Todd Litman