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Orwellian Freeway Widening

Orwellian Freeway Widening

When you want to widen an urban freeway, just call it an “improvement.” Who can be against improvement?

Toll Road or No Road?

Toll Road or No Road?

Those who benefit from an investment should pay for it. If they're unwilling to pay what it actually costs, it's a good sign that the project should never have happened in the first place.

A New Vision for our Streets, Part 3

A New Vision for our Streets, Part 3

Cities across the nation can't maintain the massive amounts of infrastructure that their development patterns require. So why is this one proposing a bunch of new road projects it can't afford?

The Futility of Widening, Round 2

The Futility of Widening, Round 2

We've heard repeatedly for the last three decades that our nation’s infrastructure is crumbling. So why is our response to build more?

False Choices in American Transportation

False Choices in American Transportation

A survey issued by the Missouri Dept. of Transportation shows just how messed up our transportation funding system is and why the binary choices we're presented with aren't the whole picture.

Dying to Widen Highways

Dying to Widen Highways

Oregon’s DOT seems to be more concerned with making cars go faster than saving lives.

Why urban freeway expansion is futile

Why urban freeway expansion is futile

The models used by highway engineers to analyze traffic congestion are woefully inaccurate and result in the creation of lanes and roads we don't need.

The Problem with HOV Lanes

The Problem with HOV Lanes

High occupancy vehicle lanes are being sold as a positive addition to our highways, but they are just another way to induce demand for roads and driving.

How to devalue a neighborhood

How to devalue a neighborhood

Changes to land use and street design can change the trajectory of entire neighborhoods—for good or for bad.