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Archive for the ‘Urban Planning’ Category

Streetfilms: What it was like to bike in NYC 15 years ago (bikeTV)

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
Streetfilms: What it was like to bike in NYC 15 years ago (bikeTV)

Back in January 2002, I recorded my commute and what it was like to ride in our very best existing – but mostly troubled – bike lanes in NYC. The footage is amazing showing how frustrating it used to be!

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Transportation Performance Measures: 2017 Survey

Monday, February 13th, 2017
Transportation for America - TRANSPORTATION PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Among a range of interesting findings, we discovered that the majority of the MPOs surveyed (75 percent) are already using performance measures in some fashion. However, there is significant room for improvement in how they use them — only 30 percent of all MPOs utilize performance measures to evaluate specific projects for inclusion in the fiscally constrained five-year plans that govern all short-term spending.

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Freeways Without Futures

Friday, February 10th, 2017
Freeways without Futures

Since the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956, America has spent billions to create the Interstate Highway System—an ongoing march of construction and investment that has fundamentally reshaped our regions, cities, towns, and rural places. That same highway infrastructure, however, came as a blight on urban neighborhoods, with disastrous consequences for cities.

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Empty Spaces: Real Parking Needs at Five TODs

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017
Estimated vehicle trips versus actual vehicle trips

The goal of this study was to determine how much less parking is required at transit-oriented developments (TODs) and how many fewer vehicle trips are generated than standard industry estimates. It is clear that TODs require less parking than development without transit, or transit without development. This study sought to gather information about how much parking is used at TOD to help developers and engineers make more-informed decisions in the future.

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Future City Competition Overview

Monday, January 30th, 2017
Future City Competition Overview

Watch our new video all about the Future City Competition. Learn more and register today at futurecity.org!

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NACTO: Cities Leading the Way

Friday, January 27th, 2017
NACTO: Cities Leading the Way

NACTO builds cities as places for people, with safe, sustainable, accessible and equitable transportation choices. With great leadership, cities lead the way on transportation, creating a strong economy and vibrant quality of life.

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Trends in Smart City Development

Thursday, January 26th, 2017
National League of Cities - Trends in Smart City Development

To better understand smart cities in practice, this report outlines smart city initiatives in five cities. For each city, the report focuses on the organization of the initiatives, the policy and administrative components guiding the initiatives, and community engagement around smart development.

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NYC: Introducing the Second Avenue Subway

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
NYC: Introducing the Second Avenue Subway

It’s happening: the long-awaited Second Avenue Subway opened to the public at 11:45am Sunday, January 1, 2017.

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City Data Sharing Principles: Integrating New Technologies into City Streets

Monday, January 16th, 2017
Suggested Data: Transportation Planning,  Equity in Mobility Options, New Tools for Safety

Data is the foundation of 21st century transportation systems. As new transportation technologies rapidly emerge they create data streams with vital information for management, proactive planning, and policymaking. These data created on city streets must be available to cities in an accessible format in order to support sustainable, accessible, and affordable transportation.

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Getting Around Downtown Tampa, FL

Thursday, January 12th, 2017
Getting Around Downtown Tampa, FL

There are so many ways for you to get around downtown Tampa!

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