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The Latest Tools in Roundabout Evaluation

Roundabouts continue to be constructed at a rapid pace in the United States. We have well over 5,000 roundabouts nationwide, and that number is quickly…

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Ideas Automated Vehicles Symposium in Orlando, FL

7 Key Insights from the Automated Vehicles Symposium in Orlando, FL

From July 15-18, 2019 in Orlando, Florida, leaders in all branches of transportation technology came together to share new research, make connections, and discuss the future…

7 Key Insights from the Automated Vehicles Symposium in Orlando, FL 7 Key Insights from the Automated Vehicles Symposium in Orlando, FL
Ideas Virtual reality demonstration of 11th Street in Boise

Using Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality in Transportation Planning

You’re preparing for a public meeting to communicate the pros and cons of two different bike lane facility alternatives. You want thoughtful feedback that comes…

Using Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality in Transportation Planning Using Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality in Transportation Planning
Ideas Five Ways to Improve Walkability in Cities

5 Ways to Make Cities More Walkable

Close your eyes for a second, and think of a city you loved walking through. What do you see and feel? Traffic whizzing by? Stress…

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Ideas Best Practices for Community Engagment in Transportation Projects

Six Common Pitfalls (and Solutions) of Effective Community Engagement

As a transportation planning and engineering firm, we exist to improve people’s daily lives with better and safer transportation. The only way we can do…

Six Common Pitfalls (and Solutions) of Effective Community Engagement Six Common Pitfalls (and Solutions) of Effective Community Engagement Six Common Pitfalls (and Solutions) of Effective Community Engagement Six Common Pitfalls (and Solutions) of Effective Community Engagement Six Common Pitfalls (and Solutions) of Effective Community Engagement
Ideas Parking-Protected Bike Lane

Curbside Management on Urban Streets, Part One: The Value of the Curb

Once just a place for parking near your destination, today’s urban curbs have become a lively, non-stop interaction of countless modes of transportation, from cars,…

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Ideas Capacity Impacts of Automated Vehicles at the AV Symposium

Planning-Level Capacity Adjustments for Connected and Automated Vehicles: The Future is Now

Self-driving truck platoons are delivering goods, auto manufacturers and ride-share providers are racing to be the first to distribute autonomous vehicles to customers, and connected…

Planning-Level Capacity Adjustments for Connected and Automated Vehicles: The Future is Now Planning-Level Capacity Adjustments for Connected and Automated Vehicles: The Future is Now Planning-Level Capacity Adjustments for Connected and Automated Vehicles: The Future is Now
Ideas Resiliency Planning in Transportation

Resilience Planning: Making Streets Nimble for Future Generations

When the nimbleness of a transportation network is tested, it’s rarely by an expected event—which is why it’s critical for communities to plan for the…

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Ideas Do Uber and Lyft Cause More Traffic?

How Lyft and Uber Affect Transportation Patterns

The United States has some of the worst traffic congestion in the developed world: in 2017, drivers here spent an average of 41 hours stuck…

How Lyft and Uber Affect Transportation Patterns How Lyft and Uber Affect Transportation Patterns
Ideas Transportation Planning for Operations

The Why, What, and How of Planning for Operations

We’re two planners who have come to realize that being good planners means thinking more like non-planners. What do we mean? Good planning considers the…

The Why, What, and How of Planning for Operations The Why, What, and How of Planning for Operations