Ruchir Sharma MAY 6, 2017 What makes America great? The standard answers point to qualities that the United States is said to have in greater abundance than its peers in Europe and Japan. There are the innovations that pour out of Silicon Valley companies and elite … Continue reading To Be Great Again, America Needs Immigrants
It’s an expensive undertaking to protect the ‘City of Water.’ By Diana Madson Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Venice is known for old cathedrals, Renaissance art, scenic bridges, and canals. But when high tides cause those canals to overflow, life in the Italian city gets a bit … Continue reading Venice is building huge gates to keep out the rising sea
2017 Center City Commuter Mode Split According to a new survey conducted by Commute Seattle on behalf of the Seattle Department of Transportation, just 25 percent of commuters traveling into downtown Seattle are driving alone during the peak hours of 6 – 9 a.m. This … Continue reading Commute Seattle – 2017 Mode Split Survey Results
The improvements could get you a shorter commute By Sara Freund Feb 5, 2018, 11:17am CST Four of the busiest CTA train lines will get a $179 million investment thanks to a small fee added on to every Uber and Lyft ride. In Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s 2018 … Continue reading City rideshare fee to pay for $179 million in CTA upgrades
JANUARY 30, 2018 BY ROBERT STEUTEVILLE Today, we’re sharing a success story that shows how a narrower, slower street can benefit local businesses and residents alike by creating a safer, more people-oriented atmosphere. This case study was originally written for the Institute for Transportation Engineers book, Implementing Context … Continue reading ROAD DIET BRIDGES A BARRIER, BOOSTS SAFETY
By Bruce Lieberman – Friday, January 19, 2018 In the Dutch city of Utrecht, commuters, tourists, and school children whiz to-and-fro on bikes. You’ll see cyclists wearing business suits, carrying grocery bags, and even holding umbrellas in the rain. Van Rossem: “Our busiest route carries 41,000 cyclists … Continue reading How a Dutch city became a cycling capital of the world
By Justin Davidson The most essential designed component of New York is not a skyscraper or a station, but the street. That basic workhorse of public space carries people, freight, and vehicles on its surface; water, sewage, power, gas, steam, and data below. It is a … Continue reading What Is a City Street? And What Will It Become?