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Posts in category “Transportation”

What Cities Can Learn From the Victorian Era

A lack of regulation led to public-health concerns, but also produced great neighborhoods and innovations.

Posted August 25th, 2017

How to Stop a Terrorist Who’s Wielding a Car

Perhaps we can agree with George Washington University’s Christopher Leinberger and many …

Posted April 12th, 2017

The Allure of the DC Streetcar

The older technology makes the bus look obsolete.

Posted April 4th, 2017

Will Providence Regret Keeping a Divisive Urban Highway?

Some cities are replacing freeways with boulevards, but Rhode Island is putting commuters first.

Posted March 29th, 2017

How Employers Impose Their Own Growth Boundaries

The ‘Favored Quarters’ of Southern California have shifted over the years, but remain central to the region’s development.

Posted February 17th, 2017

Why Cities Are Demolishing Freeways

A new vision of the future puts people—not cars—first.

Posted February 10th, 2017

Why Walkability Matters

When did the car triumph over the pedestrian as a symbol of American freedom?

Posted August 21st, 2015

Taxi Trouble in Texas

Anti-Uber policies in conservative cities threaten the Lone Star state’s laissez faire reputation.

Posted December 10th, 2014

Indiana’s Toll Road Goes Bankrupt

America’s highway system needs more feedback mechanisms, before we build our states into bankruptcy.

Posted October 3rd, 2014

To Make Streets Safe, Make Them Dangerous

A century of separating cars from people taught all the wrong lessons.

Posted September 5th, 2014