Cars are space hogs. That goes double when you consider the multiple parking spaces that each car requires.
The region is at a crossroads between Texas-sized sprawl and connected, walkable neighborhoods. Every national issue on land use and transportation is playing out in DFW and will be debated at CNU.
Can a licensed engineer question the appalling safety record resulting from standard industry practices and be allowed to remain in the industry?
When the research favors compact, mixed-use neighborhoods, why does government favor sprawl?
Now we have two systems—one with good bones, completed about 100 years ago. The other, without good bones, comprises most of our metro areas.
The job is to design street networks as good and sustainable and resilient as the ones we built 100 years ago—better, if possible—and to train more than a few transportation engineers who are up to that task.
In this modern era, the idea of livable communities may be less real to many people than Santa Claus. Yet as long as love, courage, and excellence are real, so are livable communities.
Seoul reengineers a freeway into a stream—most observers seem to consider the project a net plus for the city.
The evidence keeps piling up to support reform in street design and traffic engineering.
The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) manual for trip generation radically overestimates traffic spurred by new development, measuring "phantom trips" that never materialize.
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