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Alternative Transportation

October 1, 2019, 1pm PDT
Offering multiple, non-automobile options for transportation in one place is the idea behind mobility hubs. The city of Minneapolis is now testing the concept at four locations.
Star Tribune
September 27, 2019, 5am PDT
A lack of architectural ambition and a focus on car transportation are two of the criticisms that have followed Amazon's initial plans for its second headquarters in Northern Virginia.
ARLnow
September 25, 2019, 5am PDT
The CityLab team has created a new metric to measure the U.S. cities where people are most likely to be car free.
CityLab
September 23, 2019, 5am PDT
A recent report presents evidence that fewer New Yorkers are choosing bikes as an alternative form of transportation.
New York Post
September 18, 2019, 9am PDT
The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) is providing guidance for cities struggling to reckon with the sudden evolution of transportation modes in urban areas.
Smart Cities Dive
Feature
September 12, 2019, 5am PDT
The career of Emily Yasukochi, senior associate at Nelson\Nygaard, has offered an incredible variety of experience and institutions considering it's all been centered around transit and sustainable transportation.
James Brasuell
September 11, 2019, 6am PDT
The latest mobility survey conducted by the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) has some bad news about congestion and travel times.
Curbed New York
August 27, 2019, 1pm PDT
We keep having one-off, divisive debates about bikes and scooters. But the real issue is how to accommodate "intermediate modes" (vehicles that go 10-15 mph for a mile or two) in a system that's not designed for them.
Urban Edge
August 13, 2019, 5am PDT
A recent study out of Europe reveals the potential of electric-assist bikes (e-bikes) to transition mobility away from cars.
Treehugger
July 20, 2019, 1pm PDT
There is still political work to do, and questions to be answered about funding, but a new pedestrian plan for the city of Milwaukee has cleared a key council committee.
Urban Milwaukee
July 3, 2019, 11am PDT
An opinion piece by Josh Wilson makes a case for a congestion pricing plan tailored specifically for the realities of living and working in San Francisco.
The San Francisco Chronicle
July 2, 2019, 6am PDT
A new study by researchers at Illinois State University and the University of Michigan measured the informal footpaths—also known as "desire lines"—of Detroit.
Landscape And Urban Planning
June 28, 2019, 7am PDT
The Guardian has a new pop quiz that will test the knowledge of urban aficionados that tend toward two-wheeled forms of transportation.
The Guardian
Blog post
April 10, 2019, 5am PDT
At the beginning of 2017, few people in the United States could have predicted the quick rise to prominence of dockless bike share companies. Even fewer could have predicted what would happen next.
James Brasuell
February 6, 2019, 10am PST
Ride-hailing companies have yet to deliver on many of the transportation system improvements that they, and their supporters, have been promising. Streetsblog USA provides a scathing critique of the consequences of widespread ride-hailing.
Streetsblog USA
January 21, 2019, 11am PST
A new online tool allows cities to measure progress in providing access to alternative forms of transportation.
Fast Company
January 18, 2019, 11am PST
Looking around the globe for lessons in equitable mobility in the new technology-enabled era of transportation.
Thomson Reuters Foundation
January 11, 2019, 12pm PST
Bike commuters are increasing in some cities, but overall, fewer Americans are biking to work.
USA Today
December 16, 2018, 11am PST
A tax on bikes in the state of Oregon, implemented in 2017, generated less tan half of the revenue as was expected.
OPB
December 16, 2018, 9am PST
A new report by Victoria Walks, an advocacy organization in Australia, quantifies the benefits of choosing to walk. The report also benefits the multiplier of the choice to invest in pedestrian infrastructure.
The Age