No Parking Here

January 2016 — “If you drive out to visit Disney’s Epcot center in Orlando, Florida, you will arrive at one of the biggest parking lots in America. With room for 12,000 cars, it sprawls out over 7 million square feet—about the size of 122 football fields. If you look at the lot on Google Maps, …

Founder, long-time principal to retire at end of 2015

San Francisco, CA – December 2015 – In 1987, Bonnie Nelson founded Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates, and five years later she was joined by Linda Rhine. Together, their commitment to consensus-building and sustainability has made Nelson\Nygaard into an award-winning transportation industry leader. At the end of 2015, both are retiring. “I’m proud to have this firm be a …

ODOT adopts statewide Transportation Options Plan

Portland, OR – April 16, 2015 – The Oregon Department of Transportation adopted a ground-breaking plan to help more people walk, bike, take transit, share rides, and telecommute. The first of its kind in Oregon, the statewide Transportation Options Plan provides policy and investment guidance to enhance and expand transportation access for all Oregonians. Changing …

San Mateo Makes Complete, Green Streets a Top Priority

San Mateo, CA – February 17, 2015 – The City of San Mateo has moved from platitudes about driving less to a practical manual that will change the city landscape. The Sustainable Streets Plan, which was accepted on Feb. 17 by City Council, creates a foundation to transform the streets into a first-class multimodal network …

Just because you can’t find a place to park doesn’t mean there aren’t way too many parking spots

Washington, DC – January 14, 2015 – When we say we can’t find anywhere to park, what we usually mean is we can’t find a free or insanely cheap parking spot within spitting distance of our destination. As a nation of parkers we’re all home run hitters who’ve forgotten what it’s like to knock a …

West Main streetscape details unveiled

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. …

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