Zhan Guo at NYU has a very nice paper in TR part A about the distortionary effects of Harry Beck's London Underground Map: Mind the map! The impact of transit maps on path choice in public transit: ... Read On
This research investigates the rationale behind the parking mandate in the minimum street width requirement for residential streets adopted by most local U.S. governments. For example, a minimum width requirement of 36 feet for a residential street automatically provides two 10-foot traffic lanes and two 8-foot parking lanes, making it a de facto parking policy. Such a street standard provides a large amount (between 740 million and 1.5 billion) of parking spaces on residential streets, in addition to abundant off-street parking spaces (garage and driveway), and it costs trillions of dollars in road investments. This research explores the two common beliefs underlying the parking mandate: that it is an amenity reflecting market demand, and that it is a technical necessity based on traffic safety concerns.
This research surveyed the decision makers of street standards in the United States: directors of departments of public works or transportation in local…
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Reconnecting America and the Center for Transit-Oriented Development will be participating in a number of sessions at Rail~Volution 2012 in Los Angeles during Oct. 14-17. Find out more about the conference at the Rail~Volution website.
Indicators of Success: How Do You Measure a Livable Community?
Tuesday, 10/16/2012 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Terms like livable and sustainable are often used to describe the overall qualities of a community or region, yet the terms themselves provide little in the way of detail. Hear from three different regions -- Denver, the Twin Cities and Boston -- as well as from the national think tank, Reconnecting America. Learn how they are tackling the challenges of measuring sustainability and livability at the corridor, local and regional scale, particularly as they relate to improving equitable outcomes among people of diverse incomes and ethnicities. Questions to be considered: What…
Analysis of the President's FY 2012 Budget The Administration's FY2012 budget request to Congress focuses on advancing economic growth and job creation through investments in education and job-training; incentivizing innovation and investment in research and development; rebuilding crumbling infrastructure; and reducing America's fiscal deficits through bipartisan cooperation. The budget request totals $3.73 trillion with significant funding for transportation-related investments, and budget cuts and reductions to programs in several departments.
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