Posts tagged with 'high density'
Research Recap, January 23: Crime Influences Travel, Beijing Air Pollution, Unexpected Road Safety Risks
Research Recap, January 23: Crime Influences Travel, Beijing Air Pollution, Unexpected Road Safety Risks
Crime’s Influence on Travel Modes The Mineta Transportation Institute published a free report studying how neighborhood crime affects the way people choose their travel mode. The report finds that high crime neighborhoods tend to discourage residents from walking or riding ...
TheCityFix Picks, December 23: Free Holiday Transit, Pollution Glue, Strategic Densification
TheCityFix Picks, December 23: Free Holiday Transit, Pollution Glue, Strategic Densification
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Each Friday, we’ll run down the headlines falling under TheCityFix’s five themes: integrated transport, urban development and accessibility, air quality and climate change, health and ...
Consumer Behavior Determines Carbon Footprint
Consumer Behavior Determines Carbon Footprint
The prevailing belief has been that dense metropolitan areas produce less carbon emissions per capita than less dense rural areas. The proximity of services, availability of public transportation and density of buildings have been seen as energy efficient in comparison ...
Ray LaHood Speaks at Center for National Policy
Ray LaHood Speaks at Center for National Policy
Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood gave a talk today at the Center for National Policy (great name for a think-tank, no?) about the economic impact of transportation. In other words, he spoke about how awesome the stimulus is. According to ...
New Report: Smart Growth Necessary for CO2 Reduction
New Report: Smart Growth Necessary for CO2 Reduction
It’s always good to have your argument laid out for you in a well-designed policy paper. The Center for Clean Air Policy’s new report, “Cost-Effective GHG Reductions through Smart Growth and Improved Transportation Choices,” does just that. It lays out ...
NYT on BRT: Great to See, A Bit Disappointing to Read
NYT on BRT: Great to See, A Bit Disappointing to Read
For a BRT advocate, it was really exciting to wake up this morning to a front-page, above-the-fold article in the New York Times, with Transmilenio as the central picture. Reading Elisabeth Rosenthal’s article, though, I must say that there were ...
Highlights from TheCityFix DC
Highlights from TheCityFix DC
A few highlights from our TheCityFix DC site-if you’re not reading it regularly, you’re missing out: LEED Neighborhood Development Wants You to Build More More More: Why doesn’t LEED-ND certify already existing neighborhoods? It’s one more example of green consumerism, ...
The Street Food Solution
The Street Food Solution
I’m told that D.C. is a very walkable city. I hear this all the time in fact. And in one way, it’s true. Distances are relatively short, sidewalks are broad and so on. But that only makes it a good ...
Virginia is the New California
Virginia is the New California
This past weekend turned out to have an Asian food in Fairfax County theme. On Saturday, the 24-hour Korean barbecue joint Honey Pig Gooldaegee in Annandale and on Sunday a trip to the Eden Center, the Vietnamese mall in Falls ...
18-Storey Building Planned for Bethesda
18-Storey Building Planned for Bethesda
In re the great height restrictions debate: this is what happens when you don’t allow tall buildings in the District. In addition to demands for building certain numbers of units which can be distributed up or out, there is also ...
Priority Bus Conference Notes
I spent yesterday at a fantastic conference on priority buses in the Washington area. Organized by the TPB and the Federal Transit Administration, we got to hear from transit officials from across the country about what innovations their areas have ...
DC Density: Bigger, Broader, or Faster?
DC Density: Bigger, Broader, or Faster?
There’s an absolutely great debate going on about the height limit in DC right now, which I’ll provide a quick summary of before entering into. Matt Yglesias started it in this post, where he argued that the best way to ...
Budgets Cuts and Vicious Cycles
Budgets Cuts and Vicious Cycles
After the Red Line, the big local news story today is the District’s huge budget shortfall. As reported in the City Paper and the Post, the District is short $340 million over the next two years, largely due to low ...
Montgomery County Moves to Urbanize
Montgomery County Moves to Urbanize
The BeyondDC newsfeed yesterday just blew my mind. Of yesterday’s five headlines, each and every one is about some part of Montgomery County embracing a more sustainable, more urban land use pattern. Let’s go through them one by one: Read ...
Lessons From San Sebastian
Lessons From San Sebastian
EMBARQ presents a slideshow about the concept of “Mobility Management (MM)” in San Sebastian, Spain. View the entire slideshow here. Mobility Management At the core of Mobility Management are “soft” measures like information and communication, organising services and coordinating activities ...
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