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Ian Sacs, P.E. is a worldwide transportation solutions consultant based in Finland.
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Ian Sacs has been playing in traffic for over ten years. He solves challenging urban transportation and parking problems by making the best possible use of precious public spaces and designing custom-fit programs to distribute modal demand. As Director of Transportation and Parking for the City of Hoboken, Ian introduced many innovative transportation and parking solutions, such as "Corner Cars", a municipal car-sharing amenity that resulted in over 750 residents shedding their unneeded cars in less than two years, "Hoboken Daylighting", intersection safety measures that reduced pedestrian and bicycle collisions with automobiles by 30% and 60%, respectively, as well as shared parking strategies that maximized utilization in one of America's most over-parked cities. Ian is currently a worldwide transportation solutions consultant based in Finland, where he endeavors to "do as the Finns do" and commute by bicycle throughout the year. He is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE), holds a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from The University of Tennessee, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Florida International University. View Ian Sacs, P.E.'s LinkedIn profileView Ian Sacs, P.E.'s profile

Recent Posts

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December 11, 2014, 11am PST
When you have a small electric motor, a battery, and a throttle on your bicycle, it becomes very difficult to make any more excuses. Here's why...
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April 28, 2014, 1am PDT
If certain elements of masterplanning are not carefully chosen—and their impacts not carefully explained to final decision makers—then there runs great risk that the cities we design from scratch perform worse than the cities we already have.
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February 3, 2014, 5am PST
Planners can learn a lot about the havoc money unleashes on otherwise benign development plans from the moral fortitude displayed by Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer.
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September 1, 2013, 6pm PDT
Advocating safety for the successful electric replacement of internal combustion engine cars solves many of the challenges of an automobile-inclusive future urbanity, and there will be no other kind.
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August 21, 2013, 4am PDT
We can best thank Portland and other pioneers for all their hard work with on-street bicycle parking (a.k.a. "bike corrals") by simply benefitting ourselves from their efforts. Here's how...
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June 25, 2013, 7am PDT
Failures, when experienced as part of creatively contributing to the solution, are not just OK, they are a good thing.
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June 3, 2013, 6am PDT
Small business owners who drive themselves nuts arguing against the reuse of on-street parking with other balanced transportation solutions is a shame because there is so much good data to prove it's actually very good for business.
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May 29, 2013, 2am PDT
The epic, years-long battle for converting one Holland Tunnel tube to a bicycle/pedestrian-only facility may find compromise in this proposed free ticket voucher program for bicycle-toting ferry passengers.
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May 23, 2013, 9am PDT
Using bicycle racks as partitions in lieu of fences, called "bike breaks", in heavily trafficked areas accomplishes two goals at once and fends off the design wonks.
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May 16, 2013, 6am PDT
The evolution of today's infrastructure-intensive bike sharing systems has been a hard-fought learning process; alas, the current paradigm is about to get turned on its head, and it's happening – surprise - this week in Hoboken, New Jersey.
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