City Boulevard, ’t Goylaan, Utrecht

Hey everyone, I’ve seen the future of transportation in cities and it has nothing to do with driverless cars, connected vehicles or other unproven technology. Instead, it consists of streets that are great places to live, cycle, and walk. The transportation future we want looks like Utrecht.…
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Sunday reading 3 September 2017

Welcome back to Sunday Reading. First, a quick follow-up story. A few weeks ago I posted a funny/tragic story about how the leaders of a Florida transit agency don’t use their own service. It seems Stuff picked up on the idea and did a local version of it- “How do Auckland Transport’s leaders get to work?“.  …
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Wijkontsluitingsweg

This is another post about my recent trip to the Netherlands. The Netherlands has a standard road classification system with ideally three types of roads: flow roads (motorways), distribution roads (arterials), and local roads (residential roads). This system does not recognise roads with the dual functions of through traffic and destination traffic.…
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Sunday reading 6 August 2017

Welcome back to Sunday Reading. Here’s a very tragic/funny story from Tampay Bay, Florida where public transport executives are asked if they use the buses they are charged with managing.  Caitlin Johnston and Taylor Telford, “Even transit leaders don’t rely on their own buses“, Tampa Bay Times.…
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Slowing drivers in Houten

A few weeks back I was fortunate to be a guest on a university study tour of the Netherlands with Peter Koonce and Peter Furth. I posted a video on Dutch Systematic Safety by Peter Furth a few months back. Professor Furth has been leading study tours of the Netherlands for American transport engineering students for over a dozen years.…
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