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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Research: Pedestrian Connectivity and Economic Productivity in Auckland’s City Centre

For several decades productivity in New Zealand has lagged behind leading OECD countries. A couple weeks back Peter (Connecting cities: it’s a matter of scale) mentioned Phil McCann’s great paper that convincingly explains New Zealand’s productivity problem (“Economic geography, globalisation, and New Zealand’s productivity paradox“).…
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Sunday reading 23 July 2017

Welcome back to Sunday reading. Here are a bunch of housing stories starting with one from the Yale professor Robert W Shiller on the supply constraints responsible for the housing crisis in the States. Robert Shiller, “Why Do Cities Become Unaffordable?“, Project Syndicate.…
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Sunday reading 28 May 2017

Hi and welcome back to Sunday Reading. Here’s a bunch of links I’ve compiled over the week. Please add your links in the comment section below. The headline image is from the Medieval Fantasy City Generator, by watabou. Here is an important discussion about how women experience and use the city differently than men.…
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