Today’s Headlines

  • As Housing Market Recovers, Are We Headed for More Sprawl? (WSJ)
  • Not Necessarily: In the Bay Area at Least, the Most Popular ‘Hoods Predate WWII (SFPP)
  • Virginia Republican Supports Gas Tax Increase to Pay For Transportation (Fredricksburg.com)
  • “Hole in the Air” Rules, Designed to Protect Trucking, Block Street Redesigns (BikePortland)
  • Over 600 Miles Recently Added to United States Bicycle Route System (LAB)
  • American Planning Association Poll Finds Americans Want More Planning (AtlanticCities)
  • Cyclelicious Analyzes the Chaos & Fallout From SF-Oakland Transit Tunnel Shutdown
  • New Hudson River Rail Tunnel Has New Name, Old Funding Concerns (StarLedger)

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Today’s Headlines

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ARC Tunnel Saga Continues (Reuters, NJ.com, Transpo Nation, Bloomberg) States Push Congress for Alternatives to the Gas Tax (WSJ) Fragmented Decision Making Muddles Planning (Next American City) More About HUD’s $100 Million in Grant Awards for Livable Communities (T4America) EPA Struggles to Rate Fuel Efficiency of Plug-in Cars (NYT) SmarTrip Cards Cause Headaches for DC Metro […]

Sprawl Breeds Sprawl

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You know how this story goes: A subdivision pops up in a cornfield. Soon enough, said subdivision is in the midst of the new, hot suburb, essentially a thrown-together collection of cul-de-sacs and big box stores. A new study has confirmed what developers have long known: Sprawling development opens the floodgates to more sprawling development. […]

Sprawl Breeds Sprawl

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You know how this story goes: A subdivision pops up in a cornfield. Soon enough, said subdivision is in the midst of the new, hot suburb, essentially a thrown-together collection of cul-de-sacs and big box stores. A new study has confirmed what developers have long known: Sprawling development opens the floodgates to more sprawling development. […]

Seattle's Struggle to Keep the Transit in Its "Tunnel Plus Transit" Plan

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Back when Seattle and the state of Washington made the (regrettable) decision to replace the aging Alaskan Way Viaduct with an underground highway, the consolation was that the elevated highway running between downtown and the waterfront would come down and make way for a nice surface street with dedicated transit lanes. Proponents of the deep bore tunnel even gave their plan […]