Angie Schmitt looks at how America's institutions of higher learning are embracing progressive transportation demand management strategies to cut costs, expand their footprints, and encourage healthier lifestyles.
Apr 19, 2013 DC.Streetsblog
Hampton Court, a luxury apartment bldg in Manhattan, had two challenges to overcome in attracting tenants - being located in East Harlem and its distance from the Lexington Ave. subway line. An 'amenity' - a shuttle to the subway - proved the answer.
Jan 9, 2013 The New York Times - Real Estate
Emily Badger profiles Arlington County's Mobility Lab, and its Transit Tech initiative, which has managed to take 40,000 car trips a day off of the county’s roads by easing access to their existing infrastructure.
Jan 19, 2012 The Atlantic Cities
Bad planning simply extrapolates past trends:
"We experienced 2% annual growth during the last decade, so we'll assume that
will continue into the future." Good planning attempts to understand underlying factors Opinion
Dec 4, 2011 By
Automobile travel imposes significant health risks. Traffic
fatality rates, obesity and related illnesses such as diabetes, and total air pollution emissions tend to increase
with per capita annual vehicle mileage. These risks help explain why United Opinion
Jul 25, 2011 By
Having stalled in the state Senate last June, a bill that aims to "reduc(e) governmental or government-required subsidies for parking" passed out of the senate on Jan. 28. Parking strategies would be eligible for cap & trade credits under the bill.
Jan 30, 2010 Los Angeles Times
Air pollution rules recently passed in California seek to change the way workers get to their jobs. While solo commuters won't be forced out of their cars, businesses must choose from a selection of strategies aimed to do just that.
Dec 30, 2009 The Stockton Record
In 2008, RAND Corp. conducted a study on mitigating traffic congestion in Los Angeles. They studied two types of strategies: conventional, e.g. signal timing, and market-based, e.g. increased the price of driving. The results were surprising.
Jan 2, 2009 Gristmill Blog