Exposing the deep-seated bias in transportation decision making

Washington, DC – October 16, 2014 – Transportation engineers think of themselves as detached and data driven. But bias is built in to many of the profession’s key metrics, write Eric Dumbaugh, Jeffrey Tumlin, and Wesley Marshall in an excellent report recently published by the Institute for Transportation Engineers Journal. You can trace this bias all the way …

After pedestrian deaths, Mountain View asks residents to suggest traffic fixes

Mountain View – October 14, 2014 –  Mountain View is asking residents to propose improvements at major intersections after at least a half-dozen pedestrian fatalities since 2011 prompted widespread community calls for change…. Addressing a dangerous pedestrian crossing at Shoreline Boulevard and California Street is one community demand. Reducing the number of vehicle lanes on …

Bike Advocates Review Pittsburgh Region’s Ability to Deal with Hills, Bridges

Pittsburgh, PA – September 9, 2014 – Pitts­burgh’s hills, val­leys and riv­ers make for a beau­ti­ful land­scape. They also make it a chal­lenge when de­sign­ing in­fra­struc­ture and plan­ning trans­por­ta­tion, es­pe­cially bi­cy­cling. … Dru van Hen­gel, a trans­por­ta­tion pro­fes­sional from Port­land, OR, ar­rived Mon­day in Pitts­burgh with the rid­ers from Wash­ing­ton. She ex­pe­ri­enced some of the …

Cyclists Pedal to Pittsburgh for Convention

Pittsburgh, PA – September 8, 2014 – Bikers from Nelson Nygaard, a transportation planning firm in San Francisco, covered the entire 310 miles from Washington. Zabe Bent says she pedals about 50 urban miles every week out west, but, “This was about that much per day. So it felt pretty good to really get out …

Let’s Restart the Conversation on Dallas Transportation

(and, oh yeah, kill the toll road) Dallas, TX – September 4, 2014 – Yesterday evening, I spoke with the AIA Dallas event’s keynote speaker, Jeff Tumlin. Tumlin consults on transportation out of San Francisco and had some very important things to say about our little city that I can preview for you here. Through …

Los Angeles Office Opens

San Francisco, CA  – August 26, 2014  – Nelson\Nygaard opened its eighth office in a major city when it established an LA office in late August. Principal Paul Moore and Senior Associate Steve Boland will join Senior Associate Adina Ringler, who has been based in Los Angeles since 2010. Associate Hazel Scher will join the …

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