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Mode Choice

July 28, 2019, 1pm PDT
Taking the stops out of the Amtrak trip between the Nation's Capital and the Big Apple will save 15 minutes and hopefully, according to Amtrak, get more people off of planes and into trains.
USA Today
May 15, 2019, 5am PDT
A design-focused study of mode choice doesn’t consider the many ways people interact with and travel through urban environments.
City Observatory
March 13, 2019, 1pm PDT
Two generations ago, most children walked to school. But the numbers have dropped significantly.
Public Square: A CNU Journal
February 12, 2019, 5am PST
A decade ago it seemed like biking and walking was making a comeback that could change the commuting culture of the United States.
Streetsblog USA
January 29, 2019, 9am PST
How people get to work, and the geographic distinctions between trends in those choices, reveals some of the country's more ominous traits, including the trend Richard Florida calls "the new urban crisis."
CityLab
Blog post
January 3, 2019, 8am PST
Some thoughts on what we might have learned in 2018 and what it might mean going forward.
Steven Polzin
September 13, 2018, 7am PDT
Washington, D.C. is seeking public comment on the "Sustainable DC 2.0" plan.
Greater Greater Washington
Blog post
June 11, 2018, 2pm PDT
European cities tend to be more walkable and transit-accessible—perhaps because they get the three Ds right (density, diversity, and design).
Michael Lewyn
April 11, 2018, 10am PDT
Increasing car ownership and shifting demographics means planners need to rethink the car-centric equation, according to this article.
Governing
November 10, 2017, 1pm PST
What does the way transit commuters move say about their city?
Greater Greater Washington
Feature
October 11, 2017, 6am PDT
Useable data of the effects of ride-hailing service on travel behavior is sorely lacking, but a new study sheds light on critical questions about what companies like Uber and Lyft mean for transit, active transportation, and congestion.
Regina R. Clewlow
Blog post
October 4, 2017, 2pm PDT

Recently released travel data show Americans returning to their cars as the economic recovery deepens. Alternative forms of transportation are not attracting new users.

Steven Polzin
October 1, 2017, 1pm PDT
Looking for a reason to ride a bike instead of pay for a taxi? This new interactive guide makes the case for Citi Bike in New York City.
Todd W. Schneider
September 19, 2017, 5am PDT
Finding the answers to the questions posed by the latest transportation data from the American Community Survey will determine the best use of limited resources for infrastructure investment and planning.
U.S. News & World Report
August 17, 2017, 12pm PDT
Latino and black communities are more likely to cite racial profiling or crime as a deterrent to cycling, according to a recent study.
Streetsblog USA
August 9, 2017, 7am PDT
The story of Utrecht's new bike parking garage—with enough space initially for 6,000 bikes—has a surprising twist: local bike advocates don't think it's big enough.
The Guardian
August 8, 2017, 10am PDT
Los Angeles Metro's new Gold Line light rail extension is attracting riders from the regional Metrolink commuter rail line that serves San Bernardino. The editorial board of the Daily Bulletin suggests that's not necessarily a problem.
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
August 5, 2017, 5am PDT
A project touted as the "largest pop-up bike grid in the world" achieved rare levels of success on getting people on their bikes in Macon, Georgia.
Bicycle Times
July 31, 2017, 12pm PDT
New transit lines are usually intended to provide an alternative to driving. But what happens when a new train line provides an alternative to an older train line?
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
May 13, 2017, 7am PDT
The young and the recently arrived in Seattle are less and less likely to own a car, according to new Seattle Times analysis of Census data.
The Seattle Times