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How to argue with a traffic engineer about speed limits

How to argue with a traffic engineer about speed limits

May 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

It sounds like the beginning of a joke, but it’s actually a valid question: How do you argue effectively with a traffic engineer? For safety-conscious civilians, certain elements of traffic design are especially confusing. When infrastructure blog Strong Towns recently asked for reader submitted questions, an interesting question came from Adam of Miami, FL, who […]

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Universities lead the way on public transport

Universities lead the way on public transport

March 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

A recent study by the US PIRG Education Fund and Frontier Group reveals that the steps universities are taking to encourage students and staff to use eco-friendly modes of transport are paying off: fewer students are bringing cars with them to campus. University of Missouri Kansas City In 2011, UMKC’s students faced constant parking supply […]

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Retrofitting the suburbs

Retrofitting the suburbs

February 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Suburbs, like the rest of America, have long prioritized auto-centric urban planning, but plenty of research shows that the public’s appetite for cars is calming. Consequently, suburban communities are trying to keep up by restoring pedestrians and the environment to the center of their planning practices. Challenges suburbs face While infrastructure is under pressure in […]

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Government projections of driving rates continue tradition of wrongness

Government projections of driving rates continue tradition of wrongness

January 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

The government is fairly shoddy at predicting the habits of American drivers, according to studies recently reported by The Atlantic. And the government’s repeated over-projections of American miles driven may exert a direct impact on infrastructure and transportation policy – and budgets – for years to come. According to The Atlantic’s Emily Badger, by now, […]

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Top 5 new developments in transportation

Top 5 new developments in transportation

July 23, 2013 | 1 Comment

It’s an exciting time for transportation – never before has getting from point A to point B been as fraught with questions about ease of use, customer experience, environmental implications and innovative progress as it is today. From dynamic parking pricing in San Francisco and taxi apps to world-changing bus rapid transport in Colombia, trends […]

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