By Michael Brenneis The town of Hillsboro, Virginia, is celebrating the reopening of its main street—Virginia State Route 9—after extensive reconstruction. The installation of sidewalks, crossings, parking, and traffic circles at either end of town …
By Chris McCahill Traffic impact assessments (TIAs) are commonly used by local governments to ensure that new developments do not cause excessive delay on nearby roads. There is growing cause for concern, however, that these tools have …
By Michael Brenneis Changed travel behavior during the COVID-19 pandemic has reduced congestion and vehicle miles traveled (VMT), even while traffic deaths continue to rise. Evidence shows that open roads, speeding, and other dangerous driving behaviors …
Using the “left digit effect,” a group of researchers slowed drivers’ speeds with a simple change on speed limit signs.
After eliminating its minimum parking requirements in 2017, the city of Buffalo, New York, has seen a notable drop in the growth of new parking, driven mostly by changes in mixed-use developments.
A new study confirms that adding capacity to roads generates an exactly proportional increase in vehicle travel. Road pricing curbs this effect.
Bundling projects can lead to less competition and can squeeze out smaller minority- and women-owned businesses in favor of larger national and international firms.
A recent study by researchers at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University uses a route diversity index to measure resilience and accessibility on a fine scale for planned Mass Transit Railway expansions.
A new study shows that transit riders and cyclists have significantly lower surface area allocated to them for exclusive use compared to demand.
Based on costs of providing parking in Seattle, the authors estimate the reduction in parking capacity saved some $537 million.