New PBS Documentary "Beyond the Motor City" Reveals America's Transportation Past, Present and Future
On Tuesday night, PBS premiered the latest installment of its Blueprint America series on the challenges of renewing America’s decaying infrastructure. (We mentioned it the other day in our post about America 2050.)  The newest episode, “Beyond the Motor City,” ...
Snowstorm Erases Pedestrian Connections in D.C. – Again
Snowstorm Erases Pedestrian Connections in D.C. – Again
Washington, D.C. does a pretty good job of plowing major roads after snowstorms. However, sidewalks and crosswalks are a different story. A little background: I live in the District because I wanted to live in a place where I didn’t ...
The Most Dangerous Roads in the World
Shanghai's Puxi Viaduct, one of the largest and busiest interchanges in the world. Photo via Waze.com.
What is the one thing that can top a four-level interchange? How about a five-level interchange, like the Puxi Viaduct in Shanghai, ranked fourth in Waze.com’s list of the most complicated and dangerous roads in the world. Among the list ...
Creating "A Better Tomorrow" in America with Sustainable Transportation
Check out this video from America 2050, as part of its “A Better Tomorrow” project to create a “positive vision for the future of America built around investments in sustainable transportation and livable communities.” No, the futuristic vision of a journey ...
TheCityFix Report on SeeClickFix Results in Improved Safety for Pedestrians at Critical Intersection
Proposed improvements overlaid on existing conditions at the U Street/Florida Ave. intersection. Image via SeeClickFix.
It all started four months ago, when TheCityFix blogger David Daddio reported an issue on SeeClickFix about a dangerous intersection at U Street and Florida Ave., east of 18th Street NW. Over just several days, the report got responses from ...
New PBS Documentary “Beyond the Motor City” Reveals America’s Transportation Past, Present and Future
Detroit is emblematic of American transportation history, with all its ups and downs (shown here is its abandoned but impressive Michigan Central Station).  Can the city become a model for transportation innovation and urban revitalization?  Photo by uʌ, Flickr.
On Tuesday night, PBS premiered the latest installment of its Blueprint America series on the challenges of renewing America’s decaying infrastructure. (We mentioned it the other day in our post about America 2050.)  The newest episode, “Beyond the Motor City,” ...
Mumbai’s Monorail: Breakthrough or Blunder?
Mumbai’s Monorail: Breakthrough or Blunder?
Engineers recently completed a much-anticipated trial run of India’s first monorail car in Mumbai. The trial was an early test of the Mumbai Monorail Project, an initiative of the Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority aimed at increasing mobility and reducing congestion ...
D.C. Colleges Embrace Bike-Sharing
A cluster of bikes at American University in northwest DC. Photo by Amberley Johanna.
Last year, we reported on breakthroughs in D.C.’s bicycling culture, such as the opening of Bikestation D.C. and proposals for bike lanes on M Street. Recently, the bikesharing buzz has been increasingly bolstered by the city’s student population. American University’s Student ...
Creating “A Better Tomorrow” in America with Sustainable Transportation
Creating “A Better Tomorrow” in America with Sustainable Transportation
Check out this video from America 2050, as part of its “A Better Tomorrow” project to create a “positive vision for the future of America built around investments in sustainable transportation and livable communities.” No, the futuristic vision of a journey ...
Bikes on Board: The Latest Research on Bicycle/Transit Integration
Bikes on Los Angeles County Metro's Gold Line. Photo by Nate Baird.
Unfortunately, I didn’t get to make it to the recent TRB conference. But a few colleagues have come back from the conference bearing wonderful souvenirs, DVD-ROM discs packed full with details of the latest transportation research. As a budding bicycle ...