Bad news, livable streets people: Motorists are generally far happier with their daily commutes than we are — an indication that investing in transit, biking and walking alone won't get drivers out of their cars.
The same tool that communities have used for decades to make commutes easier on drivers can be refashioned to reduce reliance on automobiles altogether, a leading planning consultancy argues — and there's a better blueprint that cities can follow right now.
This week we’re joined by Todd Litman, executive director of the Victoria Transport Policy Institute. Litman discusses his book "New Mobilities: Smart Planning for Emerging Transportation Technologies." We reframe the transportation investments we make, talk about sharing information, and discuss why air taxis might not be the future.
This week we’re joined by Zabe Bent, director of design for the National Association of City Transportation Officials. We chat about how we think too much about the future and growth, the MUTCD process, and how she would start the design an infrastructure bill.