Category Archives: Transportation

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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Bike…To The Future!: How Cycling Infrastructure is Making a Comeback in LA

It goes without saying that altering transportation infrastructure in Los Angeles is a momentous task. Moreover, it will take a combination of successful implementation of public transit and cultural change to relieve the overwhelmed roads in California, especially Los Angeles. What is Los Angeles … Continue reading

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Metro, Decoded: The Saga of the Century City Stop

The Westside Subway Extension continues to be a polarizing issue for some members of the Beverly Hills community, and proponents of the continuation of the line. 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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Mega-Burden

The world’s population is exploding. By 2040, two in three people will live in cities, and the world’s urban population will grow from 3.5 billion to 5.6 billion. The number of “megacities” – urban areas with more than 10 million … Continue reading

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