Transportation

March 5, 2010, 1pm PST
After the success of the protected bike lane, or "cycletrack" on 15th Street NW, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) has begun discussing plans for four additional protected lanes around Northwest DC.
The WashCycle
February 26, 2010, 1pm PST
The backlash against red-light cameras provide a cautionary tale for those who want to cut costs and raise revenue through technology.
Wall Street Journal
February 16, 2010, 6am PST
San Francisco, Portland, and San Diego lead the charge to ensure everything from power grids to building codes are prepared for arrival of electric cars.
New York Times
February 9, 2010, 6am PST
Washington County, Utah invites the public once a year to see what transportation projects are in the works and talk to planners and engineers. The meet-and-greet has proved highly popular and a way for information to flow both ways.
The Spectrum and Daily News
Blog post
January 27, 2010, 7am PST

In an earlier post, I discussed the difference between mobility, accessibility, and transportation technology. In today’s post, I want to discuss what I think is the next step in this taxonomy in terms of the implications for the built environment and urban planning. More specifically, we need to move beyond the idea that certain transportation technologies—whether it is a car, a bus, a train, or our feet—are substitutes.

Samuel Staley
Blog post
January 13, 2010, 11am PST

I’m going to riff off a recent Interchange Blog post by Michael Lewyn on the relationship between mobility and accessibility. Given the positive comments from the planning community to Michael’s post, a little engagement may be necessary for both clarity as well as fully understanding the implications of reading too much into the accessibility versus mobility debate.

Samuel Staley
Blog post
December 23, 2009, 5pm PST
A friend of mine who's a biophysicist popped in to see me the other day.  He was all excited and showed me his “patent pending” letter for his newest invention.
Steven Polzin
Blog post
December 10, 2009, 10am PST

Here is good news for anybody looking for smart ways to reduce climate change. "Win-Win" transportation emission reduction strategies can provide substantial energy conservation and emission reductions in ways that also help achieve economic and social objectives.

Todd Litman
December 1, 2009, 6am PST
A planned tunnel under the Bosphorus to connect Asia and Europe by rail has ground to a halt because of the extensive archeological discoveries at the dig.
Voice Of America
November 8, 2009, 11am PST
A group of industry and policy leaders discuss the current state of the technology and infrastructure that will drive change for the auto industry.
The Planning Report
October 29, 2009, 6am PDT
Volunteers set out to bike from the factory to Princeton University, where an employee bike-share program will begin in November.
The New York Times
October 9, 2009, 2pm PDT
Enci Box's personal account of how gender, safety, and living car-free intersect in her daily transportation decisions.
LA Streetsblog
October 9, 2009, 1pm PDT
A study conducted by J.D.Power and Associates shows that young people are leading a shift in perception about desire for cars.
Los Angeles Times
October 8, 2009, 1pm PDT
In this survey, drivers 'fess up to twelve distracting things they do while driving; and some are even more distracting than texting.
The Chicago Tribune
September 12, 2009, 7am PDT
Kenya's national railway operator is planning a high speed rail line to transport freight and passengers and could pose a challenge to the South African consortium that currently runs rail services between Kenya and Uganda.
Business Daily
September 9, 2009, 10am PDT
As construction on the Second Avenue subway in New York City is set to begin next year, MTA and current residents struggle to answer the question of where to relocate the people in its way.
The New York Times
September 8, 2009, 6am PDT
Coming off the heels of two high-profile crashes with dozens of injuries, the San Francisco Municipal Railway is working to ensure operators are trained and accidents can be avoided.
San Francisco Chronicle
September 7, 2009, 11am PDT
London is attempting to make streets safer for cyclists and motorists by turning off traffic lights in one part of the city for a short amount of time.
The New York Times
September 6, 2009, 11am PDT
Union Pacific has proposed an increase in its freight and high-speed rail traffic in Springfield, including a route running through the heart of the city. It calls for nine overpasses, which would cost millions and block homes and landmarks.
The State Journal-Register
September 4, 2009, 2pm PDT
The Honolulu City Council is considering a bill that will make it illegal to bring "odors that unreasonably disturb others" onto the bus.
Honolulu Advertiser