Posts tagged with 'cars'
Evaluating the Economic Impact of Transit-Oriented Development in California
Evaluating the Economic Impact of Transit-Oriented Development in California
Over the next two decades, California will need at least two million new homes to accommodate its growing population, according to a recent report about creating dense urban development. To make sure this growth is sustainable, California enacted Senate Bill ...
The Sims Test-Drive Electric Vehicles: What Does it Mean for the Real World?
The Sims Test-Drive Electric Vehicles: What Does it Mean for the Real World?
“Today it is no longer the world that must adjust to the automobile; it’s the automobile that must adapt to people.” That’s an official quote from French automaker Renault, which yesterday announced it has partnered with Electronic Arts Inc. to ...
On the Road Again: Driving Decline Ends
On the Road Again: Driving Decline Ends
It’s official – the historic decline in driving we’ve seen for the past two years has ended. From 2007 up to a few months ago, the economic crisis and high gas prices combined to produce some of the largest decreases ...
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 ...
The Next Big Challenge: Latent Demands for Personal Transport Ready to Explode
The Next Big Challenge: Latent Demands for Personal Transport Ready to Explode
Rising income levels means paving way to latent aspirations of a rising consumer class. A positive change indeed, but is our infrastructure equipped for the latest additions?
Big Ideas: Kill the Cul-De-Sac and Build Bicycle Highways
Big Ideas: Kill the Cul-De-Sac and Build Bicycle Highways
The New York Times’ Ninth Annual Year in Ideas report highlighted two great initiatives related to urban design and sustainability: Virginia Governor Tim Kaine’s strategy to kill the cul-de-sac and Copenhagen’s “bicycle highway” initiative. The Cul-de-sac Ban The cul-de-sac has ...