Planners propose new north-south road in south Baton Rouge

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 …

How super-small, European-style delivery vehicles could make U.S. streets safer

San Francisco – November 21, 2014 – Lately Paul Supawanich, an urban planner at Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates in San Francisco, has been noticing ads for commercial delivery vehicles in popular magazines. That’s strange enough, in a way, but what’s even odder is that these aren’t your typical 30-foot trucks. He’s seen ads for the Chevy …

Transportation Measures Win in Key Locations

San Francisco – Nov. 5, 2014 – The mid-term elections brought good news for state and local transportation initiatives. Major new transportation tax measures were approved in Seattle, Atlanta (Clayton County), Rhode Island, Fairfax County, and Alameda and San Francisco counties. At Nelson\Nygaard, we are celebrating the passage of Measure BB in Alameda County, CA. …

How Will Departments of Transportation Evolve Over the Next 50 Years?

San Francisco, CA – October 30, 2014 –  Drivers fighting with pedestrians and bicyclists over road space has become a familiar battle over the last decade. But about 130 miles north of San Francisco, in the small city of Willits, there’s an infrastructure tangle of a different sort playing out. … Especially for intersections in …

Nelson\Nygaard’s Big Reveal for University Circle: Your mission is not parking

Cleveland, OH – October 29, 2014 – By now, you’ve probably heard that University Circle is doing a transportation study. Formally, it’s called the Moving Greater University Circle Transportation & Mobility Study. But, what is it? And how exactly could it help make University Circle a more inviting place to walk, bike, take transit, or drive? …

Ohio’s Transit Needs Investigation Comes to CLE

Cleveland, OH – October 22, 2014 – In 2013, The Ohio Legislature was asked to consider if its $7 million contribution to keep 61 transit systems and 115 million bus and train rides going every year was fair? The House asked ODOT to look at doing more. San Francisco firm Nelson\Nygaard was brought in to study how and …

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