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Mobility

October 7, 2020, 11am PDT
Pilot programs can offer useful insight to decisionmakers, but they need to be done for the right reasons and with clear goals and plans.
Smart Cities Dive
August 16, 2020, 11am PDT
A new report presents five strategies for overcoming the long-term effects of systemic racism as perpetuated by housing and planning policies of the past and present.
Othering and Belonging Institute
Blog post
July 8, 2020, 12pm PDT
During the last 120 years, our mobility increased by an order of magnitude, but so did associated costs. Are we better off? Could we do better?
Todd Litman
June 30, 2020, 7am PDT
Public transit agencies around the country have made a lot of progress in providing access for people with disabilities, but there is a lot of work left to ensure to the full freedoms of mobility.
The Washington Post
June 2, 2020, 11am PDT
Frederick Law Olmsted called Buffalo the best planned city in the United States, but in the second half of the 20th century it transitioned into a prototypical "Rust Belt" city.
Vice
May 27, 2020, 10am PDT
The terminology of the coronavirus pandemic isn't applied consistently, particularly when dealing with areas seeing a resurgence of infection after states have relaxed social distancing restrictions. The World Health Organization added some clarity.
Reuters
May 20, 2020, 9am PDT
A prominent consequence of the stay-at-home orders and social distancing of the Covid-19 pandemic in the United States has been a dramatic surge in the popularity of bike transportation.
The Guardian
April 29, 2020, 8am PDT
Riding a bicycle is not only a coping mechanism; it's also a way to protect ourselves during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Star
April 14, 2020, 6am PDT
Evidence from Wuhan, China, the used car auction market in the United States, and the Trump administration reveal some of the potential futures for the car industry.
Bloomberg
April 13, 2020, 6am PDT
Ridership is the wrong way to think about the importance of public transit.
CityLab
Feature
April 1, 2020, 8am PDT
Connectivity is not just a question of geometry, according to this article by Fanis Grammenos. It's critical to consider what people connect for and how.
Fanis Grammenos
March 31, 2020, 8am PDT
Cities have an opportunity to make bold changes that would give pedestrians and cyclists the space on streets that they deserve.
The Verge
March 31, 2020, 7am PDT
While some bike-sharing systems are being shut off to reduce mobility, others are experiencing a sudden increase of demand as people avoid mass transit.
Cities of the Future
March 26, 2020, 10am PDT
Transportation planners must address equity issues in their work and involve the people most affected by the planning and policymaking process.
Next City
March 22, 2020, 7am PDT
In planning, stereotypes of older adults still dominate, and it’s time for that message to change.
Insights (Toole Design)
February 7, 2020, 5am PST
The city is losing black residents, but those who stay are relocating to parts of the city with less transportation access and opportunities.
Streetsblog Chicago
January 27, 2020, 7am PST
Governor Greg Abbott recently described a possible shift in state transportation infrastructure priorities—one that doesn’t involve funding road projects.
D Magazine
January 9, 2020, 10am PST
As we enter the digital age of transportation, cities are finding new ways to digitize their policies.
Wisconsin Autonomous Vehicle Proving Ground
November 28, 2019, 5am PST
When going around the Thanksgiving table today, giving thanks for our friends and family to hear, don't forget to mention the environmental, social, and economic benefits of public transit.
CityLab
November 26, 2019, 1pm PST
Staying in place is more and more the norm, even among historically mobile young people.
Brookings