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Parking in San Francisco: Pilot Project Evaluation

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014
Smart meters, legacy meters and SFpark areas: Location of smart meters and blocks participating in rate adjustments

While the SFpark pilot project had many goals, its primary focus was to make it easier to find a parking space. More precisely, the goal was to increase the amount of time that there was parking available on every block and improve the utilization of garages. Besides helping drivers, making it easier to park more of the time was expected to deliver other benefits (e.g., reducing circling, double parking, greenhouse gas emissions, etc.).

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California Household Travel Survey

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
Table 1.2.2: Key 2010-2012 California Household Travel Survey Trip Statistics (Weighted and expanded)

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION1.0 Executive SummaryThe 2010-2012 California Household Travel Survey (CHTS) was a unique statewide, collaborative effort to gather travel information needed for regional and statewide travel and environmental models using the same instrument and methods across the state. Led by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), the survey was jointly funded by the California Strategic Growth […]

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This Infra Week

Friday, March 21st, 2014
Streetsblog Parking Madness 2014

Parking Mad!
Report of Significant Rulemaking
Want to Build A Wildly Successful Startup?

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Heavy Traffic Still Ahead

Friday, February 21st, 2014
Figure 4 - Casselton, North Dakota Oil Train Derailment

The Western Organization of Resource Councils (WORC) is a regional network of grassroots community organizations with 10,000 members and 38 local chapters. WORC member organizations are: Dakota Rural Action; the Dakota Resource Council; the Northern Plains Resource Council; Oregon Rural Action; the Powder River Basin Resource Council; and the Western Colorado Congress. WORC’s mission is to advance the vision of a democratic, sustainable, and just society through community action. WORC is committed to building sustainable environmental and economic communities that balance economic growth with the health of people and stewardship of their land, water, and air resources.

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Marin, CA: The Story of How Marin Was Ruined

Friday, January 24th, 2014
Marin, CA: The Story of How Marin Was Ruined

The year is 2020, a look back on what might happen to Marin and what you can do to prevent it.

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This Infra Week

Friday, January 17th, 2014
Bike Portland-Image by GBD Architects


-Portland Apartment Complexes Embrace Cyclists
-A Bump in the Track for Acela
-Chicago’s Ashland BRT Proposal Get Mixed Reviews
-Silver Line Closed Until Undisclosed Construction End Date

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NYC: Making Safer Streets

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013
NYC: Making Safer Streets

Making streets safer requires more than the traditional “3 Es” of engineering, education, and enforcement. It also requires working closely with local communities to collaboratively plan changes in how streets are designed and operated. And it requires learning from our successes to identify and implement the most effective approaches to street design.

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The Northwest’s Pipeline on Rails

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013
The Northwest’s Pipeline on Rails

After the tragic explosions of a runaway train carrying crude oil in Canada’s Lac Megantic community, the US Pacific Northwest must look more closely at its own burgeoning oil-by-rail developments. In the first comprehensive look at all of the currently operating and proposed projects, Sightline Institute’s Eric de Place adds up just exactly what the Northwest faces as the region invites the same oil trains that devastated Lac Megantic into its own backyards.
-Sightline Institute on Vimeo.

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My First Ride on NYC Bike Share

Thursday, May 30th, 2013
My First Ride on Citi Bike Share

Reposted from velojoy
On a recent weekend, I took a Citi Bike preview ride with a small group of cyclists who had volunteered for a photo shoot. The New York City Department of Transportation announced last week that the city’s newest public transit option, comprising 6,000 bikes that can be unlocked from 330 docking stations in Manhattan and Brooklyn, will officially launch on May 27 for members and June 2 for general use.

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Building Better Budgets: A National Examination of the Fiscal Benefits of Smart Growth Development

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013
Building Better Budgets: A National Examination of the Fiscal Benefits of Smart Growth Development

Local governments across the country have compared development strategies to understand their impact on municipal finances. These studies generally compare two or more different development scenarios, and help local leaders make informed decisions about new development based on the costs or revenues associated with them.

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