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A New Way to Measure Road Safety That Doesn’t Wait for Crashes to Happen

In order to improve road safety, decision makers need accurate information about their city’s streets. Traditionally, road safety analysis has relied on historical data of actual crashes. However, the drawback of this “crash-based approach” is that it is reactive—we have to wait for crashes to occur in order to prevent them. And in...[read more]

How will sharing technologies shape our transportation future? – CTS Catalyst

April 13, 2016 by David Levinson

What physical  goods can—or should—be shared, and what should be owned individually? As the answer to that question slowly changes, the direction of our transportation future is changing, too.“For physical goods, one person’s use prevents someone else’s use, but many physical objects are not fully utilized by their owners,” says...[read more]

How much market share are New York’s yellow cabs losing to Uber?

April 11, 2016 by Brandon Donnelly

Todd W. Schneider recently mined data from the New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission to create a chart summarizing yellow taxi, Uber, and Lyft usage. The data only runs up until January 2016, but here’s what he found:“…yellow taxis provided 60,000 fewer trips per day in January 2016 compared to one year earlier, while Uber...[read more]

Overcoming US Highway Injustices: From Displacement to Opportunity

April 8, 2016 by Klaus Philipsen

By now it is widely understood that urban freeways did little to solve urban transportation and mobility issues; it has become clear that cities cannot build themselves out of congestion with bigger roadways, but they can damage themselves considerably in the process of trying.  Kansas City freeway bisecting downtown (photo:...[read more]

The long road to resilient cities in Africa

April 7, 2016 by Ivan Bruce

The need to build climate & disaster resilience in cities – Project example in Ibadan Urban Flood Management Project (IUFMP)  My journey to Ibadan, Nigeria supporting the World Bank’s - Ibadan Urban Flood Management Project (IUFMP) gave me an opportunity to reflect the challenges of such infrastructure projects and the...[read more]

L.A. Joins Growing Number of U.S. Bike-Share Cities

March 31, 2016 by The Global Grid
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Over 70 cities across the U.S. now offer bike-share systems for residents and visitors. I was surprised and proud to see my hometown of Buffalo, NY on bikshare.com‘s tally of bike-share programs across the United States. Buffalo – a city that sees 80 inches of snow, 36 inches of rain, and only about 155...[read more]

Greener Buildings Need Less Parking

March 30, 2016 by Tyler Caine
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It would be fair to say that the baseline of sustainability in building construction is rising. Whether it is due to improving technology, updated building codes or the slow but steady growth of consumer demand, we are in the process of making buildings tighter and smarter. At the same time, the nature of proactive lobbying in the...[read more]

Prerequisites for a successful pedestrian-only street

March 28, 2016 by Brandon Donnelly

A few of us had a really great discussion on Twitter recently about pedestrian-only streets. It was kicked-off by a tweet about Spark Street Mall in Ottawa, which many argue needs a rethink.One of the comments was that a lot of people tend to overvalue their worth. And I will admit that I am probably one of those people. If you’ve ever...[read more]

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Urban Deliveries As Easy As Hailing An Uber

March 23, 2016 by Ross Kelly
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As the highest-valued start-up in history Uber has erupted into the taxi market and torn it apart from the inside, using the latest technology to completely revolutionise an out-dated industry and become a market leader in a matter of months. So now the app-innovators have announced their intentions to move into the world of deliveries what could that mean for the future of logistics?[read more]

Everything you ever wanted to know about automated vehicles

March 23, 2016 by Brandon Donnelly
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Last fall, David Ticoll (who is a research fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto) published a thorough discussion paper called Driving Changes: Automated Vehicles in Toronto. If you’re interested in driverless cars, and I know that a lot of you are, then it’s definitely worth a weekend read. It’s...[read more]

DC’s Metro Closure Shows Why Creating Trust in Public Transit Matters

The Washington, DC Metro. Photo by RJ Schmidt/Flickr.Washington, D.C., one of the most powerful cities on Earth, has been thrown off-stride by a transit crisis. Starting March 16, the U.S. capital’s Metro system, which serves more than 710,000 passengers daily, closed down for 29 hours for emergency power cable inspections, two days...[read more]

Light rail and college campuses: perfect matrimony

March 21, 2016 by Timothy Boscarino

The University of Michigan recently released its plans for the Ann Arbor Connector: a proposed light rail transit system that would connect U-M’s three campus hubs--north, central and south campus within the City of Ann Arbor.AA Connector Proposed Route MapRoute map from aaconnector.comThe questions about where, when and how much have...[read more]