Alternative Transportation

August 11, 2015, 7am PDT
The rhetoric is heating up as Los Angeles considers its most significant upgrade to transportation policy since 1999.
Los Angeles Times
June 25, 2015, 9am PDT
Until advocates and agencies find positive stories to tell about multi-modal decision-making the car will continue to dominate the messaging and branding of contemporary culture.
Greater Greater Washington
June 23, 2015, 6am PDT
For decades, Houston has experienced car-oriented development, giving little attention to other forms of transportation. In recent years, however, rapid population growth and increase in traffic congestion has the city revisiting alternate options
Doggerel
April 21, 2015, 1pm PDT
A Five Thirty Eight article reveals the data on the ubiquity, and relative lack thereof in certain populations, of the ability to ride a bike.
Five Thirty Eight
February 8, 2015, 9am PST
Anyone who uses a bike to navigate their city knows that every ride has stretches that are much more stressful than others. A new project collects data from brainwaves to map the stress levels of bikers in New York City.
Wired
February 1, 2015, 11am PST
Newly elected Libby Schaaf, an Oakland native and former city councilmember, spoke like a tried-and-true alternative transportation advocate at a recent event.
Streetsblog SF
January 12, 2015, 12pm PST
As the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) considers the environmental analysis for a proposed bus rapid transit lane in Palo Alto, local officials are opposing the version of the plan that would remove parking for a dedicated bus lane.
Palo Alto Online
September 23, 2014, 10am PDT
A research study finds evidence of the positive psychological effects of walking and biking to work, joining a quickly growing body of academic research supporting multi-modal lifestyle choices.
The Washington Post
September 4, 2014, 8am PDT
With London's proposed SkyCycle and Copenhagen's successful Cykelslangen, are elevated cycletracks a viable transportation solution?
ASLA The Dirt
September 4, 2014, 6am PDT
In a recent Huffington Post article, F. Kaid Benfield of the Natural Resources Defense Council breaks down some of the barriers for walkability in the United States.
Huffington Post
August 23, 2014, 7am PDT
Andy Singer reviews the new Complete Streets Design Manual Draft for the city of Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Streets MN
August 20, 2014, 9am PDT
To connect the South Waterfront area with the rest of the city, Portland is building a multi-modal bridge accommodating tram lines, streetcars, light rail lines, bicyclists, and pedestrians, but not automobiles.
CityLab
June 8, 2014, 7am PDT
French companies attempt to boost bike commutes by paying employees who cycle to work.
Reuters
June 5, 2014, 10am PDT
A recent article by Sommer Mathis fills a void in supportive arguments for alternative forms of transportation: giving people more and better options not to drive, especially while drunk, is a massive public safety issue.
CityLab
May 31, 2014, 11am PDT
A sixteen-year old teaches skateboarding to low-income youth as a viable means of transportation and for community building in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Sustainable Cities Collective
April 25, 2014, 9am PDT
Montgomery County, Maryland—located immediately to the north of Washington D.C.—is embracing the trend of driving less while opting for other forms of transportation.
Greater Greater Washington
April 24, 2014, 12pm PDT
Gabe Klein says cities can do a better job providing mobility by focusing on the sticks and carrots of transportation—improving transportation options and creating disincentives to driving, respectively.
Atlantic Cities
March 25, 2014, 1pm PDT
A recent article explores the promise—and potential pitfalls—of new technology to support the growing popularity of urban pedestrianism.
FutureStructure
March 12, 2014, 9am PDT
A new bill in Congress would create a new $11 million program amidst the $1 billion Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan program. But can it deliver more safety improvements to under-served populations?
USA Today
February 26, 2014, 9am PST
Bus rapid transit (BRT) is well known among planners as a cheap method to improve bus service and provide an alternative to rail, but BRT projects around the country have met resistance from an array of status quo interests.
Atlantic Cities