Uptown Station in Normal, Illinois—the first TIGER project to break ground four years ago—spurred impressive growth in transit and mixed-use private downtown investment.
The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) manual for trip generation radically overestimates traffic spurred by new development, measuring "phantom trips" that never materialize.
Land-use policy allowing people to live in mixed-use neighborhoods has the biggest impact on US transit, according to pro-transit group.
Many ideas and trends are afoot to make walking easier and more accessible—leading to greater health and happiness.
The importance of continuous, connected building facades that lined streets and defined their form has been noted for more than a century. Beautiful public spaces have a sense of enclosure; they feel like outdoor rooms.
Recently laid-off workers who live far from job centers take longer to find employment than do residents of neighborhoods more convenient to jobs by public transit or car.
A fair number of whites commute by bike in Memphis, but a much larger percentage of African Americans do so.
We know from exhaustive research that walkable neighborhoods reduce driving, associated emissions, and living costs. Three academic studies demonstrate health benefits, too.
Talented young adults are continuing to choose urban cores, fueling economic growth and urban revitalization, according to a report.
The study published in the Journal of Transport & Health shows lower levels of high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and obesity.
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