A feasibility study released last week shows that a 141 mile transit system could be built on existing right-of-ways in the Triangle for $1 billion, a fraction of the proposed budget for transit in the region through 2035.
Oct 10, 2008 The News Observer
A new study shows that noise pollution on the streets of San Francisco is putting nearly one in six residents at risk for heart disease, high blood pressure and other stress-related illnesses.
Oct 10, 2008 The San Francisco Chronicle
One of Vancouver's most recent significant planning exercises is noteworthy not simply because of the merits of its process or its resulting planning and design vision, but perhaps more so because of the new model it may represent to North American mall owners.
But I'll come back to that.
Oct 9, 2008 By
John McCain was one of two dozen senators to vote last week against a bill that included $1.5 billion to fund D.C. transit.
Oct 8, 2008 Washington Post
In the Bay Area, where transit and cycling are encouraged and on the rise, cyclists are increasingly turning towards folding bikes to enjoy unrestricted access to the two major rail systems, BART and Caltrain, due to conventional bike limitations.
Oct 7, 2008 Inside Bay Area
Most people have a highly distorted view of the risks they face, which skews their decisions and ultimately reduces their happiness. We live in one of the safest times and places in history, yet, many people live in constant fear, and respond in ways that actually reduce overall security. This is a major obstacle to efficient transportation, healthy living, and livable community. Opinion
Oct 7, 2008 By
On an unexpected joyride in a souped-up BMW, a group of environmentalists ponder the past and future of cars.
Oct 7, 2008 Culture11
A new study finds that sometimes <em>closing</em> roads can improve traffic flow by forcing people to make alternative choices to the shortest route.
Oct 7, 2008 The Christian Science Monitor
Commuters in Sydney, Australia are risking fines rather than waiting in traffic. Along one stretch of highway, over 1000 cheaters were documented in just one hour.
Oct 6, 2008 The Daily Telegraph
In this editorial, Ibne Ahmad of Rawalpindi, Pakistan claims that cars are significantly impacting the quality of life there, and that pedestrians and public space need to be reclaimed for the sake of equality.
Oct 6, 2008 The News International