Can Atlanta Go All In on the BeltLine?
That magical TOD experience came courtesy of the BeltLine: Atlanta's multibillion-dollar, 25-year project to transform 22 miles of railroad and industrial sites into a sustainable network connecting 45 inner-city communities. The project envisions wide walking and biking paths, access to nearby neighborhoods and businesses, parks and green space, and new homes, shops, and apartments.
for planners, architects, urban designers, landscape architects, transportation engineers, and those who love them.
The Atlantic Cities
is a new site launched
today by the Atlantic. It's about cities.
Dangerous by Design: an interactive map of pedestrian fatalities in the United States
"From 2000 to 2009, 47,700 pedestrians were killed in the United States, the equivalent of a jumbo jet full of passengers crashing roughly every month." How the U.S. Builds Roads that Kill Pedestrians
"Eighty-seven percent of all trips are made by personal vehicle and 99 percent of those trips arrive at a free parking space
." But that free parking comes at a high cost
according to Donald Shoup's research
. He advocates for charging the right price
for on-street parking
and for removing off-street parking requirements
. Shoup's ideas are coming to the streets in San Francisco's new demand-responsive parking system
. Loyal Shoupistas
work to spread and implement his ideas.
Too much traffic? Can't find parking? Choking on smog? Worried about climate change? Gas prices too high, but you still have
to drive? Send your city planner a link to the Online Encyclopedia of Transportation Demand Management strategies
. [more inside]