Tag: urban planning


Why build a subway when there’s room for a streetcar?

March 10, 2020

Via: TreeHugger

If you care about embodied carbon, money or time you don’t dig. But then this is Toronto. In the former Toronto suburb of Etobicoke, Eglinton Avenue West is a fast-moving arterial road that would be perfect for surface transit. But […]

Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

This week in the future of cars: let’s get this driverless thing moving

October 13, 2017

Via: Wired

THE MOMENTUM BUILDS. This week we saw a bunch of schemes to get self-driving cars on the road. The state of California released the latest draft of its regulations to make it easier for driverless cars to be on public […]

Impact & Regulations

Silicon Valley Commutes Are Hell. Time for Companies to Fix That

April 25, 2017

Via: Wired

THE NORTHERN BIT of San Jose, California ain’t charming, walkable Paris, or even Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, which packs about double the number of people into each square mile. But compared to where most tech companies in the Bay Area, it’s […]


The War on City Parking Just Got Serious

September 28, 2016

Via: Wired

THE NATIONAL POLITICAL dialogue is suffused with substantive issues like Benghazi, beauty pageants, and the best debate memes. But the biggest bugbear in neighborhood politics just got some serious side eye from the Obama administration: Parking. It sounds bitty and trivial, but […]