News

55 min ago
Solo drivers are down and transit commuters are up in Seattle.
The Seattle Times
1 hour ago
In one of her first major decisions, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao deferred a decision on a critical $647 million federal grant to electrify the 51-mile San Francisco to San Jose Caltrain line, which would also be used by high-speed rail.
SF Gate
2 hours ago
A UN conference in Quito Ecuador in October 2016 looked at housing the world’s growing urban population. The Conference resulted in a document and film advocating a more organic and disorderly urban form.
UrbDeZine
Blog post
3 hours ago
Many households spend more than they can afford on housing and transportation, but the latest International Housing Affordability Survey is wrong to recommend sprawl as the best solution. Real solutions must reduce both housing and transport costs.
Todd Litman
19 hours ago
The city of Austin is looking for ways to keep all eyes on the state capitol building.
Austin Monitor
21 hours ago
Citing problems with the raised lanes on Market Street, the city walks back plan for raised bike lane on Polk.
CityLab
23 hours ago
The Port of Seattle’s Sustainable Airport Master Plan (SAMP) will set an vision for 20 years of growth at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
The Urbanist
Yesterday
A new study from the University of Surrey produced counterintuitive results about the relative pollution levels of commuters around London.
CityLab
Yesterday
The vacant lot program at the Cook County Land Bank Authority recently kicked into high gear—offering a huge number of vacant lots for sale, located around 27 neighborhoods and suburbs in the Chicago region.
Crain's Chicago Business
Yesterday
Washington lawmakers are looking for solutions to worsening congestion between their state and the city of Portland—possible solutions includes a controversial bridge proposal that had been abandoned for years.
Oregon Public Broadcasting
Yesterday
A $32 million infrastructure project in downtown Chicago to create dedicated bus lanes and improve bus shelters is done, but the city of Chicago and its police are not enforcing the laws they made to make that system run.
NBC Chicago
Yesterday
To avoid accidents and conserve fuel, UPS trucks sometimes take circuitous routes on their deliveries, avoiding left turns.
Quartz
2 days ago
Urbanist Jane Jacobs' support for mixed use development has long been seen as the best urban design strategy, but this vision assumed that the retail space under housing could be rented. What if that is no longer the case?
Shelterforce/Rooflines
2 days ago
Pedestrians of color are more likely to be killed in traffic crashes.
NPR
2 days ago
The U.S. Senate confirmed Scott Pruitt on Friday afternoon as administrator of the EPA, the same agency he sued 14 times in his capacity as Oklahoma Attorney General. He could not be more different than his predecessor, Gina McCarthy.
The New York Times
2 days ago
Ghost bikes, sad, silent tribute to those killed while riding bikes, are more controversial than seems possible. The Chicago Tribune has a map that endeavors to track their locations around the Chicago area.
Chicago Tribune
2 days ago
That's a small price to pay to bring a $150 million system to a standstill.
WCPO
3 days ago
Proposed rules to enforce wider paths on Toronto city sidewalks for pedestrians and the disabled is creating angst in local operators of sidewalk cafes.
CBC
3 days ago
"Smell-mapping" is gaining attention from urban planners, data scientists, and nature conservationists alike.
Citymetric
3 days ago
In spite of a host of problems, over 1,000 parcels have been acquired and construction is occurring in nine areas in the Central Valley, centering on Fresno. Limited service from San Francisco to Bakersfield could begin in 2025.
San Francisco Chronicle
3 days ago
An expected congestion plan from Mayor Bill de Blasio won't include the tolling scheme proposed by the Move NY plan.
AM New York