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Traffic

November 19, 2019, 2pm PST
The companies behind navigation apps say they want to decrease congestion in cities. But a tool that is essentially designed to help individuals isn’t going to provide a collective benefit.
CityLab
November 3, 2019, 7am PST
Examining congestion data from 94 Chinese cities before and after Alibaba's Singles' Day, this study found evidence for a modest drop in traffic following the Cyber Monday-like event.
IDEAS
September 6, 2019, 11am PDT
A humorous post offers advice on how to adjust to life trapped in a sea of cars swelled by school pick-up and drop-off schedules: think of it as "me time."
The Dallas Morning News
May 30, 2019, 1pm PDT
With plans to extend California's 710 Freeway off the table, cities in the path have been awarded funds for alternative road projects. But residents of San Marino aren't all on board.
Pasadena Star News
March 16, 2019, 5am PDT
The proposal to create a new department in the city of Atlanta devoted to traffic and potholes came in the State of the City speech delivered this week by Mayor Keisha Bottoms.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
February 3, 2019, 1pm PST
Traffic and cars play a central role in the social media chatter surrounding the Super Bowl in Atlanta.
Planetizen
January 16, 2019, 2pm PST
Suddenly, after years of inaction, momentum is building for congestion pricing in New York City.
Grist
January 14, 2019, 7am PST
in 2015, 28% of 18-29 year-olds said they had used Lyft or Uber. In 2018, that number jumped to 51% according to a Pew Research study.
Pew Research Center
December 21, 2018, 2pm PST
Dubbed the "Seattle Squeeze," heavier traffic is expected in the new year as the Alaskan Way Viaduct closes and downtown construction projects continue. While the city prepares, activists want to use the opportunity to encourage other modes.
Crosscut
October 16, 2018, 10am PDT
A pair of new studies add to an emerging scientific model of the effect of transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft. The complication: One study reinforces earlier findings, and the other contradicts.
TechCrunch
October 12, 2018, 1pm PDT
Protected bike lanes, this writer argues, are just one part of a broader rebuild of Detroit that prioritizes engagement.
Detroit Free Press
September 19, 2018, 5am PDT
Even if widening highways enough to relieve all congestion were possible, it would only benefit a very small number of commuters, according to new research.
Streetsblog USA
July 29, 2018, 9am PDT
Past studies have shown how ride hailing services have added to congestion. A new study by Bruce Schaller suggests that even ride shares add to traffic, because they pull riders off of more efficient transit options like public transit.
The Washington Post
June 10, 2018, 7am PDT
Because it forces infill and efficient transit, among other things, traffic is actually good per capita GDP and jobs.
Public Square: A CNU Journal
May 7, 2018, 2pm PDT
Ninety percent of respondents to a recent survey overestimated the time it would take to walk or bike to work, and those with parking permits were the worst at guessing their commute times.
The New York Times
April 25, 2018, 9am PDT
The Miami suburb of Pinecrest, Florida would benefit greatly from a Bus Rapid Transit line on U.S. 1, argues City Councilmember James McDonald
Cities Speak
April 20, 2018, 11am PDT
The folks over at City Observatory brew up a "Cappuccino Congestion Index" to show that anything can be shown to cost Americans vast sums of money.
City Observatory
April 19, 2018, 2pm PDT
Vehicle fatalities are trending upward around the United States, but Colombia's capital of Bogotá may have some best practices to share.
World Resources Institute
March 22, 2018, 11am PDT
Though a handful of recent articles predicted "peak Silicon Valley," new numbers show the region is still producing lots of good jobs and attracting plenty of venture capital.
Bloomberg View
March 16, 2018, 12pm PDT
Raise your hand if you envisioned a transportation network optimized to full efficiency by navigation apps.
CityLab