10 Years Car Free

In the summer of 2010 the water pump on my Prius died. After towing my car to my mechanic and waiting an hour in dread knowing the bill was going to be painful, he finally entered the room. “Yea buddy, it’s going to be at […]

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To Innovate in the Public Sector, Keep People in Focus

By Ian Sacs Technology is hijacking the mobility industry. In these “go fast and break things” times, it’s all MVP and no VMT. Mayors want an automated shuttle to claim theirs is a smart city. Private companies are rushing in with poorly conceived mobility solutions. Every consultant wants to […]

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Redesigning Bus Networks Can Save Transit Systems

Transit systems have seen massive expansions in the past decade, yet ridership is down across the nation. LA Metro’s system is a great example of the problems plaguing many transit agenices. Despite billions in new light rail investment and adding about 40 rail miles to […]

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The Difference Between Roads and Streets

The difference between roads and streets is often overlooked but important in creating livable cities.  Listen to any Bruce Springsteen song and you’ll probably hear a reference to “the street”. This is often accompanied by stanzas about how he spent a summer building a ’72 Challenger […]

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