Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood gave a talk today at the Center for National Policy (great name for a think-tank, no?) about the economic impact of transportation. In other words, he spoke about how awesome the stimulus is. According to LaHood, it’s been very awesome. ARRA has had a “tremendous impact” and is “the [...]
It’s always good to have your argument laid out for you in a well-designed policy paper. The Center for Clean Air Policy’s new report, “Cost-Effective GHG Reductions through Smart Growth and Improved Transportation Choices,” does just that. It lays out in a concise manner why creating a sustainable transportation system built on smart growth is [...]
For a BRT advocate, it was really exciting to wake up this morning to a front-page, above-the-fold article in the New York Times, with Transmilenio as the central picture. Reading Elisabeth Rosenthal’s article, though, I must say that there were a lot of things that it needed.
I’ll start with the good news, though. That picture [...]
A few highlights from our TheCityFix DC site-if you’re not reading it regularly, you’re missing out:
LEED Neighborhood Development Wants You to Build More More More: Why doesn’t LEED-ND certify already existing neighborhoods? It’s one more example of green consumerism, or, as I like to call it, eco-narcissism.
Uncovering The Militarized City: D.C.
The BeyondDC newsfeed yesterday just blew my mind. Of yesterday’s five headlines, each and every one is about some part of Montgomery County embracing a more sustainable, more urban land use pattern. Let’s go through them one by one:
Read more at The City Fix DC…
A graphic rendering of the proposed “Central Plaza” of CityCenter DC. Illustration via CityCenter DC.
There’s been a lot of big transportation news in the last two days. Between the Purple Line vote and Sec. Ray LaHood and Rep. Jim Oberstar’s competing proposals for the transportation bill (a topic that you should definitely follow over at [...]
Steve Price won the Livable Streets Contest for his vision of a “complete street” in Portsmouth, Virginia.
Last week, GOOD announced the winners of its Livable Streets Contest.
It was a simple assignment: “Take a photo of a street or intersection you know and hate, and then use Photoshop or any other image editing techniques at your [...]
EMBARQ presents a slideshow about the concept of “Mobility Management (MM)” in San Sebastian, Spain.
View the entire slideshow here.
At the core of Mobility Management are “soft” measures like information and communication, organising services and coordinating activities of different partners.
Seattle’s streetcar, a.k.a. the South Lake Union Trolley (affectionately abbreviated as S.L.U.T.), not only moves people but also moves ideas.
A new Brookings report points to policies in Germany that encourage compact, mixed-use development, suitable for walking or cycling, like this space in Freiburg.