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California's Drought in Perspective

April 9, 2015 by The Dirt ASLA

California and the Drought

Scientists are calling the current wave of drought, which began to spread across California, much of the Southwest, Texas, and Oklahoma in 2011, the worst since the 1950s. While it has ebbed in Texas and parts of the Southwest, California and other states continue to bear the brunt of this epic change in rainfall.[read more]

Green Infrastructure Is Becoming Mainstream

June 13, 2013 by The Dirt ASLA

Mainstreaming Green Insfrastructure

Green infrastructure is now big time, given the head of water for the Environmental Protection Agency is now promoting its benefits.[read more]

Reduced Congestion is Good for Drivers

May 27, 2010 by Ryan Avent

I don’t know what’s most strange about this Matt DeBord post on Felix Salmon’s congestion pricing piece in Wired, his insistence on making every policy discussion into a tribal battle between Team Car and everyone else, his bizarre suggestion that drivers have no problem with congestion, or the ludicrously hyperbolic assertion that using...[read more]

Blumenauer on a bike, talking bikes and cities

April 8, 2010 by Kaid Benfield

Many thanks to the always fun and informative Streetfilms for capturing US Representative Earl Blumenauer's (D-OR) visit last fall with New York City's Transportation Alternatives.  For much of the conversation, he's on a bike.  Enjoy: Clarence Erikson writes on the Streetflms site, "It's not everyday that you get to...[read more]

Hi, I’m Kaid, proud to be an “avid cyclist”

March 26, 2010 by Kaid Benfield

  Amazingly, there are some well-meaning transportation advocates who would like the phrase “avid cyclist” banned from the lexicon.  Their argument goes something like, “this phrase marginalizes all who bicycle and causes people in policy positions to discount cycling as a ‘normal,’ utilitarian activity.” Huh?  The notion...[read more]