Category Archives: Roads/Highways

Walk Score: How an Online Tool is Changing the Way We Think About “Walkability”

Walk Score is a website that takes a physical address—enter yours here—and uses software to compute data that can measure the walkability of the surrounding neighborhood. Once you type in an address, data is aggregated into an intuitive interface, showing you … Continue reading

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The Parking Games: San Francisco Wants the Odds to be Ever in Your Favor

San Francisco’s new ambitious experiment (inspired by the theories of UCLA’s very own Donald Shoup, and based by the law of supply and demand), aims to ensure that there is always at least one empty parking spot available on every block that … Continue reading

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HOT Lanes Coming to Sections of I-10, 110

Though the idea has been talked about for quite some time, High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes are soon coming to two Southern California freeways.  Construction is underway on a $290 million project on I-10 from I-605 to Alameda St. and I-110 from … Continue reading

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Bon Voyage!

Photo: U.S. Department of Transportation – Maritime Administration Goods movement is about the transportation of cargo via air, sea, rail, and road.  Yet, it’s easy to forget how essential the maritime industry piece is to the overall economy and flow of … Continue reading

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And the Winner Is…

Photo: MVVA/HNTB Team Who knew roadkill in America is an $8 billion dollar problem?!  Thus, born out of necessity (aptly referred to as an emerging critical priority) according to organizers, comes the ARC: International Wildlife Crossing Infrastructure Design Competition.  The … Continue reading

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A Hole Lotta Problems

Photo: Contra Costa Times It’s a little bumpy out there isn’t it? I’m referring to those pesky potholes that have littered roads throughout California.  These unnerving and annoying holes are a consequence of heavy rains in past weeks.  In response … Continue reading

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