Posts tagged with 'highways'
Can Latin America Move From Quantity to Quality of Infrastructure?
Can Latin America Move From Quantity to Quality of Infrastructure?
At a recent Latin American Development Bank (CAF) Infrastructure for Development Conference in Buenos Aires, regional experts and policymakers delved into the unique urban landscape for the area, from early approaches to modern challenges around inequality and better service. Pre-Incan ...
https://www.flickr.com/photos/embarq/421185376/
Urban Freeways: Putting Out Fire with Gasoline?
The construction of urban highways continues in many places. In Latin America, we see ongoing projects in Santiago (Américo Vespucio Oriente), Lima (Línea Amarilla), Quito (Solución Vial Guayasamín), São Paulo (Rodoanel Mário Covas) and Mexico City (Segundo Piso a Cuernavaca), ...
On the Waterfront: Paris, Madrid, San Francisco, Portland
On the Waterfront: Paris, Madrid, San Francisco, Portland
PARIS Paris, the city whose motto is “tossed by the waves, but does not sink,” is set to open up the streets along the Seine River to pedestrians and cyclists. Mayor Bertrand Delanoë, in coordination with the national government, is ...
Freeway Removal Creates Opportunity for Improved Health, Quality of Life
Freeway Removal Creates Opportunity for Improved Health, Quality of Life
The famed U.S. intellectual Lewis Mumford once said, “Forget the damned motor car and build the cities for lovers and friends.” The recently released report on freeway removal from by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy and EMBARQ (the ...
Research Recap, March 26: Urban Highways, Unaffordable Housing, Driving Distractions
Research Recap, March 26: Urban Highways, Unaffordable Housing, Driving Distractions
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Urban Highways EMBARQ, the producer of this blog, released a new study last week on urban highways. ...
Urban Highways Offer Cities New Opportunities for Revitalization
Urban Highways Offer Cities New Opportunities for Revitalization
If the twentieth century was known for building highways, the twenty-first century may be known for tearing them down. A new report jointly produced by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy and EMBARQ, “The Life and Death of Urban Highways,” ...
Research Recap, December 12: Healthy GHG Mitigation, Safer U.S. Roads, EV Connectivity
Research Recap, December 12: Healthy GHG Mitigation, Safer U.S. Roads, EV Connectivity
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Healthy GHG Mitigation The World Heath Organization (WHO) released a new report on the health benefits ...
Glasgow's Controversial Road Expansion
Glasgow's Controversial Road Expansion
Glasgow, Scotland today revealed a new highway extension, a project that has been met with much controversy. The five-mile extension, referred to as the M74, has been in the works since October 1995, with opposition from environmental groups starting early ...
U.S. Road Expansion Costing Taxpayers
U.S. Road Expansion Costing Taxpayers
“Every $1 spent to keep a road in good condition avoids $6-14 needed later to rebuild the same road once it has deteriorated significantly,” says the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. A smaller initial investment in renewed ...
Research Recap, March 7: Location Efficiency, Oil-Free Transport, Highway Wear and Tear, Ramping Up Rail
Research Recap, March 7: Location Efficiency, Oil-Free Transport, Highway Wear and Tear, Ramping Up Rail
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. SMART GROWTH + GREEN TECH = ENERGY EFFICIENCY “Housing type and location, along with energy-use features ...
A How-To for HOT Lanes
A How-To for HOT Lanes
More than 60% of D.C.-area workers over the age of 16 drive to work alone.  This means that on the Capital Beltway, rush hour commutes often – and unpredictably – turn into hours-long, soul-crushing rides. It’s bleak. But people still ...
The Most Dangerous Roads in the World
The Most Dangerous Roads in the World
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 ...
Virginia and Maryland Leave Ad Money on the Table
Virginia and Maryland Leave Ad Money on the Table
Ohio’s got a big plan to pay for its share of a new rail line from Cleveland through Columbus to Cincinnati, and it’s one of those things you just can’t believe doesn’t already exist.. According to the AP, they’ve renegotiated ...
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 ...
D.C.'s "State of the Air": F
D.C.'s "State of the Air": F
Next American City has started a series of stories on local air quality, which is an incredibly important issue. This first post analyzes this years “State of the Air” report, put out by the American Lung Association and points out ...
Right Menu Icon