Category: Transportation

How Much Are Drivers Willing to Pay to Save Travel Time?

Forget those hypothetical surveys. Nothing speaks louder than when one has to put money where the mouth is.

March 5, 2017
In-depth topic: Urban planning

Self-driving Vehicles As Instruments for the Coordination of Mobility

The introduction of autonomous vehicles into the roadways will fundamentally change the way we think about traffic management and coordination of mobility.

January 10, 2017
In-depth topic: Automation

Vancouver’s Multi-Modal Success Story

Vancouver’s multi-modal success story – achieving a 50% sustainable mode share of bike, walk and transit, four years earlier than its goal – is demarcated by three seminal events in urban planning and spacing making.

December 6, 2016
In-depth topic: Urban planning

Dealing with Auto Traffic Congestion

This Strong Town article draws an identical analogy between a natural watershed and our road system. The same principle of flood control applies to both.

November 18, 2015
In-depth topic: Urban planning

The Myth of Users Pay Highways and Roads

The first and necessary step towards a rational re-thinking of our transportation priorities involves the dispelling of the long held and common myth that drivers pay for the full cost of the roads they drive on.

September 30, 2015
In-depth topic: Urban planning

Will Robo Cars Ever Be Intelligent Enough, Or Is That the Right Question?

The debate over whether software equipped robo-cars will ever become intelligent enough to handle the complex interactions on our streets and replace human drivers misses the opportunity to reframe the question and try to solve a simpler problem.

July 19, 2015
In-depth topic: Automation

The Future of Driverless Cars

Google’s first driverless car report offers interesting insights into the rapidly evolving technology trend of autonomous vehicles. The future of robo cars, however, is already here.

June 11, 2015
In-depth topic: Automation

Peak auto? Driving might have passed generational peak in the U.S.

Total miles driven in the U.S. has gone down to a level last seen in 1995 after reaching a peak in 2005. Could this be the generational peak in driving we are witnessing?

August 29, 2013
In-depth topic: Urban planning