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In Mexico we occupy streets in a very particular manner—it may seem chaotic, but it is actually very complex and organized.

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Category Archives: Transport

March 22, 2017
The Right Metric For Infrastructure
Strong Towns

“Infrastructure is the network of veins and lymphatic ducts — totally critical to success, but not anything that will ever attract any interest or attention except when malfunctioning, and completely incapable of generating any wealth directly.”

S.F. Wants Lyft, Uber Data To Determine Their Traffic Impact
San Francisco Business Times

Two San Francisco transit agencies and one of the city’s supervisors are calling on a state commission to release the data it receives from ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft, saying they need the info to control traffic issues.

March 21, 2017
Putting The Brakes On Bonn’s Bike Bet
Deutsche Welle

Many European cities are promoting bicycles to reduce air pollution and help protect the climate. But as efforts in the former West German capital show, getting people out of cars and onto bikes is not so easy.

Dutch Concept for Circular Airport Runways
Core77

The Aero-Loop was designer Thor Yi Chun’s proposal for an airport with banked, circular runways. The idea was that it would take up much less space than an airport with conventional runways.

How to Make Urban Highways Vanish
CityLab

Thanks to this free open-source mapping tool, you can digitally demolish your city’s loathed urban expressways and reveal what lies beneath.

Silicon Valley’s Plan For A “Stress-Free” Bike Network
Next City

Silicon Valley has given us social media, the iPhone, Elon Musk, but when it comes to the region’s car-dependent transportation network, “innovation” isn’t exactly the first word to come to mind. The roads are clogged, which is a problem. Or is it an opportunity?

Is Our Future Driverless?
American Prospect

If they ever get the bugs out, autonomous cars will put a lot of human drivers out of work.

March 20, 2017
Why the Grattan Institute Gets Value Capture Wrong
The Fifth Estate

The Grattan Institute has produced a worrying report on value capture. It appears to be doing the bidding of traffic engineers who are very worried by the shift away from their “dark arts” to one involving the urban development market.

Bay Area Study: Fare Integration is Hard
Green Caltrain

In December, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission Technical Advisory Committee received the first presentation on recommendations of the Means-Based Fare study.

Sudden Policy Change Killed Boston’s Weekend Service
Dave's Framingham-Worcester MBTA Commuter Rail Blog

The current proposal to “suspend” weekend MBTA Commuter Rail service is the extreme endpoint of a game that has been played for many years with the finances of the MBTA.

Orlando Wants To Be Self-Driving Theme Park
Quartz

The Florida resort destination better know for boy bands and Disney World is vying to become the self-driving car capital of the world. Orlando has a smooth plan for embracing the new technology.

Columbus Pilots Free Bus Passes To Ease Parking Shortage
Next City

The results were encouraging, with bus ridership among participants increasing from 6.4 percent to 12.2 percent. That’s good, especially considering citywide, only 3.6 percent of commuters take transit and 79 percent drive alone.

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