EPA Smart Growth Awards Live Blogging, Part 1: EPA's Approach and the 2010 Winners
EPA Smart Growth Awards Live Blogging, Part 1: EPA's Approach and the 2010 Winners
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) annually sponsors the National Smart Growth Achievement Awards as part of its Partnership for Sustainable Communities with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).  The smart ...
Q&A with Caroline Samponaro: An Advocate's Response to the Media's Bike Lane Coverage
This interview is part of a bi-weekly series with sustainable transportation advocates, planners, engineers, journalists, sociologists, and other experts working to shed light on best practices and solutions from across the globe. We welcome your suggestions for future Q&As. Transportation ...
The Complexities of a Biking Transition and the New York City Backlash
New York City's new-ish First Avenue bike lane.
On November 22 and November 23, 2010, The New York Times gave biking in New York City significant coverage in print. The paper wrote about the city’s plans for a cross-borough bike share system. And then a day later how ...
Studies Show the Connection Between Travel Times to Food Stores and Public Health
Map from D.C. Hunger Solutions and Social Compact Report.
Generally, in the United States larger grocery store chains supply a variety of fresh food at lower costs, while independent grocers, bodegas and smaller stores have less selection and higher operating costs and prices.  Such stores tend to have a ...
D.C. Metro Gathers Feedback from Online Community for Long-Range Planning
A map of metrorail’s bus priority corridor network (PCN) identified for priority treatments like restructured routes and schedules, bus lanes, transit signal priority, queue jumpers, bus stop location, and off-board fare payment systems. Recommended dedicated lane corridors are in green and spot treatments corridors in red.
The above video illustrates 2009 conditions in the “north mezzanine” area of the Union Station in Washington, D.C., a hub of metro and regional rail and bus service, during the afternoon rush period. This mezzanine connects the main terminal of ...
EPA Smart Growth Awards Live Blogging, Part 1: EPA’s Approach and the 2010 Winners
EPA Smart Growth Awards Live Blogging, Part 1: EPA’s Approach and the 2010 Winners
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) annually sponsors the National Smart Growth Achievement Awards as part of its Partnership for Sustainable Communities with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).  The smart ...
Q&A with Caroline Samponaro: An Advocate’s Response to the Media’s Bike Lane Coverage
Bike lane on Broadway Avenue. Photo by J.
This interview is part of a bi-weekly series with sustainable transportation advocates, planners, engineers, journalists, sociologists, and other experts working to shed light on best practices and solutions from across the globe. We welcome your suggestions for future Q&As. Transportation ...
COP 16 in Cancun: Recommendations on Mitigating Transport Emissions in Developing Countries
Children imagine a low-carbon world at the Climate Change Village in Cancun, Mexico. Photo via COP16/CMP6 website.
The following is a message from Cornie Huizenga, joint convener of the Partnership for Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT), which includes EMBARQ (the producer of this blog.) Both SLoCaT and the Bridging the Gap initiative prepared draft recommendations for reducing greenhouse ...
Urban Planners Playing Catch-Up in Smoggy Tehran
Urban Planners Playing Catch-Up in Smoggy Tehran
It came as a bit of a shock to foreign observers when the Iranian central government declared a 24-hour “holiday” last Wednesday in Tehran in response to the extremely unhealthy level of air pollution city officials were expecting, but unfortunately ...
Friday Fun: A Reality Show About…Car Parking
A screenshot of the scene of the crime from the A&E television show, Parking Wars. Taken from episode 59, part 1.
“Is this your car?” “Uh, yea…” “Well you’re about to get a ticket for blocking the sidewalk.” Parking is the subject of a new A&E American reality television show. The series follows likable and smooth-talking employees of Detroit Municipal Parking ...