Recent Streetsblog USA posts about Transportation Demand Management

How Seattle Children’s Hospital Took the Lead on Healthy Transportation

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It’s more than a little ironic that in many places, hospitals are some of the worst offenders when it comes to perpetrating unhealthy transportation patterns. Often surrounded by enormous parking decks, hospitals have earned a reputation as isolated institutions hermetically sealed off from surrounding neighborhoods. But that’s beginning to change. Healthcare providers are undergoing a fundamental shift from focusing on […]

Parking Craters Aren’t Just Ugly, They’re a Cancer on Your City’s Downtown

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Streetsblog’s Parking Madness competition has highlighted the blight that results when large surface parking lots take over a city’s downtown. Even though Rochester, winner of 2014’s Golden Crater, certainly gains bragging rights, all of the competitors have something to worry about: Cumulatively, the past 50 years of building parking have had a debilitating effect on America’s downtowns. […]

Apple Transportation Program Stuck in the Past

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Tom Fairchild is the director of Mobility Lab. This article was originally published by METRO Magazine. As an avid iPhone user, I have bought into the sense that Apple could literally peer into the future and deliver me technology that I never realized I would so desperately need. For years, Steve Jobs and company seem to have been our […]

Transport U: Mode Shift at MIT

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This is the third installment in Streetsblog’s series on transportation demand management at American colleges and universities. Part one gave an overview of TDM techniques that schools employ, and part two profiled Stanford’s TDM programs. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has a long track record of trying to minimize traffic. The Institute has run a formal transportation […]