Michael Lewyn's Posts

Even if new housing is expensive, it can reduce overall housing prices by causing existing units to become more affordable. Opinion
2 days ago   By Michael Lewyn
Many Americans believe children should not be free to walk alone, because of crime and traffic. But children constantly driven around by their parents or locked away at home are also subject to significant risks. Opinion
Sep 3, 2014   By Michael Lewyn
Classical liberal commentator F.A. Hayek argued that monomaniacal government planning would eventually lead to limits on individual freedom—and government hostility to pedestrians may be an example of this. Opinion
Aug 15, 2014   By Michael Lewyn
Even if today's renters and homebuyers are more likely to want urban life and walkable neighborhoods than their parents, plenty of political obstacles stand in their way. Opinion
Aug 5, 2014   By Michael Lewyn
In a recent blog post, Michael Brown of Metro Analytics sought to quantify the benefits of congestion pricing.
Jul 28, 2014   Smart Growth for Conservatives blog
Transit-oriented cities are safer than car-dependent cities of comparable size, especially if one considers traffic fatalities in car-dependent cities. Opinion
Jul 16, 2014   By Michael Lewyn
The most transit-oriented metro areas often have lower levels of traffic congestion than one might expect based on their size. Opinion
Jul 8, 2014   By Michael Lewyn
A heavily wooded park requires investments in maps and trails to be truly pedestrian-friendly. Opinion
Jun 30, 2014   By Michael Lewyn
The least congested cities tend to be small, declining, and dangerous. Opinion
Jun 22, 2014   By Michael Lewyn
Minimum parking requirements affect developer behavior most where they are most controversial: in downtown neighborhoods. In suburbs where they may just mimic the market, the arguments for such rules are paradoxically even weaker. Opinion
Jun 16, 2014   By Michael Lewyn