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Blog post
December 23, 2019, 8am PST
Transportation planning decisions often involve trade-offs between various economic impacts, including direct user costs, and various external costs imposed on other people. All of these impacts should be considered in planning analysis.
Todd Litman
Blog post
December 1, 2019, 1pm PST
To increase affordability communities should support moderate-priced housing development. This increases housing options for middle-income households, and for lower-income through filtering, as households move from low- to moderate-priced units.
Todd Litman
October 29, 2019, 7am PDT
This new action plan and analysis tool can help connect people, increase economic opportunity and productivity, and significantly reduce greenhouse gases.
Global Roadmap of Action Toward Sustainable Mobility
Blog post
October 8, 2019, 5am PDT
Many jurisdictions have vehicle travel reduction targets. Integrated Smart Growth policies can help achieve these and other planning goals.
Todd Litman
Blog post
September 19, 2019, 5am PDT
Cities significantly underprice their roads and parking facilities, forcing local taxpayers to subsidize out-of-town motorists. Municipal officials have an obligation to better manage these valuable public resources.
Todd Litman
Blog post
August 29, 2019, 8am PDT
The new "Urban Mobility Report" provides widely-cited congestion cost estimates. However, its analysis is neither comprehensive nor objective. Anybody using these estimates should understand its omissions and biases.
Todd Litman
Blog post
August 23, 2019, 7am PDT
There is no war on cars. Everybody, including motorists, benefit from a more diverse and efficient transportation system. Let there be peace!
Todd Litman
Blog post
July 24, 2019, 9am PDT
Transportation and land use planning decisions affect economic opportunity and mobility—the chance that children become more economically successful than their parents. We can help create more equitable communities.
Todd Litman
Blog post
July 1, 2019, 5am PDT
A few graphs provide insights into factors that affect the amount of motor vehicle travel in a community, and how driving can be reduced.
Todd Litman
Blog post
June 10, 2019, 11am PDT
These examples illustrate how biased planning favors longer-distance, motorized travel over shorter, active, affordable, energy efficient, less polluting, and healthier travel options, and sprawl over compact infill development. It's time for reform.
Todd Litman