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Blog post
April 29, 2019, 5am PDT
Inclusivity requirements should be used with caution. Increasing the portion of below-market housing units tends to reduce total housing production, particularly moderate-priced homes.
Todd Litman
April 15, 2019, 5am PDT
The automobile has been pitched as a machine for freedom, but travelling inside a small metal box, strapped to a chair, forced to focus on the road while your life is threatened by two-ton projectiles doesn’t sound like freedom to David Levinson.
The Trasportist
March 21, 2019, 1pm PDT
The World Resources Institute's Transformative Urban Mobility program has produced two new guides that succinctly describe why and how cities can implement transportation demand management policies and programs.
WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities
Blog post
February 20, 2019, 5am PST

It is important to focus on forests rather than individual trees when evaluating trade-offs between infill and sprawled development.

Todd Litman
Blog post
February 13, 2019, 1pm PST

The INRIX Global Traffic Scorecard exaggerates congestion costs in order to enhance the value of its traffic monitoring services. A little skepticism is justified.

Todd Litman
Blog post
February 4, 2019, 2pm PST
Increasing allowable densities and reducing parking requirements are important strategies for achieving long-term planning goals, but to succeed they must be applied to large areas.
Todd Litman
February 1, 2019, 8am PST
A new report and toolkit helps policymakers and equity advocates apply comprehensive analysis to road pricing, considering affordability, accessibility and community health, and identifies way to achieve equity goals through pricing reforms.
Pricing Roads Advancing Equity
January 31, 2019, 7am PST
Conventional planning evaluates transport system performance car-centric indicators such as roadway Level-of-Service (LOS). Many jurisdictions are shifting to Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT), which supports multimodal planning and Smart Growth policies.
Fehr and Peers via YouTube
January 28, 2019, 6am PST
"Parking spots are now bike lanes, transit is fast and easy, and the streets (and local businesses) are full of people."
Fast Company
Blog post
January 17, 2019, 7am PST
Transportation engineers sometimes treat people as objects to be moved as quickly and cheaply as possible from one location to another, but people have preferences and feelings which should be considered when planning transport systems.
Todd Litman