Tag Archives: Transportation

Greener City Streets Aren’t Just About Traffic. They’re About Rainwater, Too.

​When you think of city streets, chances are you think of them as a transportation network, carrying cars, buses, pedestrians and cyclists to their destinations. But these vast stretches of pavement are also key components of cities’ stormwater networks. Streets cover about a third of the land in cities; these surfaces don’t allow water to soak through them, which means they can alter the natural flow of rainwater. City streets collect, channel, pollute and sometimes even speed along water as... Read more

Watch for Me NC: Fostering the Role of Law Enforcement in Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety

​Having safe and secure places to walk and bike is vital to encouraging active, vibrant communities. In addition to roadway design and engineering, education and enforcement are critical to creating safer streets. Many communities are looking for ways to leverage the strengths of law enforcement in plans to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety. Read more... Read more

More Transportation Choices, Better Health

An academic study shows that sustainable community design and transportation choice have a highly beneficial effect on public health. The study of 148 US metro areas on Commute Mode Diversity and Public Health is robust and broad, measuring 12 public health and quality of life indicators against commuting mode share. After adjusting for various demographic factors, the results indicate a positive relationship between higher mode share and public health outcomes. Read more... Read more

A Free Assistance Opportunity For Innovative State DOTs

Accelerating Practical Solutions is an opportunity for six state DOTs to win a one-day workshop with our expert transportation staff. The workshops will bring together DOT staff, MPOs, consultants, local governments, advocacy groups, transit agencies, and other partners working to meet and balance the changing needs of transportation. Our staff will facilitate a discussion on best practices related to better project delivery to meet community goals. Applications due August 1. Learn more and apply... Read more

Fast Track to Skyrocketing Real Estate Prices: The New Public-Transit Effect

New York City homeowner Tina Larsson watched for nearly a decade as a new subway station was built right across the street from her brick midcentury co-op on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The excavation blasts shook her walls and sent dust spewing into the air; the noise and disruption choked off business to once-busy restaurants and shops. Now, Larsson, 51, and many of her longtime neighbors, are finally ready to reap the real estate rewards. Read more... Read more

Partnering with Lyft to Provide Connections to Transit

One of the 16 cities in T4America’s Smart Cities Collaborative, Centennial, CO, is a mid-sized suburb southeast of Denver that has light rail access to downtown Denver, but it’s difficult for many of the residents of Centennial to reach the stations from their homes. To help residents take advantage of this service, the city entered into a six-month partnership with Lyft to provide free rides between the Dry Creek light rail station and nearby homes within a 3.75 square-mile service... Read more

Decision-Making Toolbox to Plan and Manage Park-and-Ride Facilities for Public Transportation

The Guidebook on Planning and Managing Park-and-Ride provides approaches to managing park-and-ride facilities, from developing the park-and-ride concept for a community to day-to-day management. Key themes include design, implementation, operations, and maintenance of these facilities. Read report... Read more
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