Charlottesville, VA – December 18, 2014 – The Charlottesville City Council has learned more about how the West Main Street corridor might be redesigned to make the road a public space that is safer for cyclists and pedestrians. It comes with a cost estimate as high as $30 million, if utility lines are moved underground.

Proposed transportation enhancements include larger transit stops, safer bike facilities and wider sidewalks.

“We’ve given you a design in which a double-stroller would never again have to go into the street,” said Karina Ricks, a transportation planner with Nelson Nygaard, a firm working on the project with Rhodeside & Harwell.

(Charlottesville Tomorrow, Sean Tubbs)

Jeff Tumlin was a key speaker at the Puget Sound Regional Council event on Elevating Health in Transportation in November 2014. He reprised his popular talk on “Why Health Matters and What to Do About It.”

Dan Reed presents “No One Coming to Your Public Meeting?” a Pecha Kucha presentation at Rail-Volution 2014. If you can’t bring people to the table bring the table to them.

At Rail~Volution 2014 in Minneapolis, Paul Supawanich presents “Creating Barriers and Migraines with Transit,” a Pecha Kucha presentation.  Great transit must go beyond lines on a map and service frequency—it should provide a rider experience that is comfortable, dignified and user-friendly.

Buenos Aires – December 14, 2014 – Road Safety: “It forces the drivers to reduce their velocity (slow down) and the pedestrians are more protected,” explains Michael King, a specialist on street design.

(Clarin, Einat Rozenwasser)

Baton Rouge, LA – December 3, 2014 – Planners who are looking at ways to improve traffic flow in the south Baton Rouge health district are proposing building a new north-south road between Bluebonnet Boulevard and Essen Lane that would link Perkins Road to Interstate 10….

The goal of the traffic plan isn’t to push congestion into other parts of the city, but to create an overall system that works better, said Joel Mann, an associate with Nelson\Nygaard, a transportation planning firm with offices in Atlanta.

“We want to have less concentrated demand on the roadway network,” he said.

(The Advocate, Timothy Boone)