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Ideas Five Ways to Improve Walkability in Cities

Five 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…

Five Ways to Make Cities More Walkable Five Ways to Make Cities More Walkable Five Ways to Make Cities More Walkable Five Ways to Make Cities More Walkable
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,…

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

Resilience Planning: Making Streets Nimble for Future Generations Resilience Planning: Making Streets Nimble for Future Generations Resilience Planning: Making Streets Nimble for Future Generations Resilience Planning: Making Streets Nimble for Future Generations
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
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What Does Traffic Calming Calm?

The speed of drivers? The number of drivers? The impatience of drivers? The stress level of residents?

What Does Traffic Calming Calm? What Does Traffic Calming Calm? What Does Traffic Calming Calm?
Ideas Accessibility in Transportation Planning

The Importance of the Equity Lens in Transportation Planning and Design

An equity lens helps planners and designers see the needs of every person potentially served or impacted by every transportation decision. It’s best applied when…

The Importance of the Equity Lens in Transportation Planning and Design The Importance of the Equity Lens in Transportation Planning and Design
Ideas Kittelson & Associates' John Zegeer

Honoring the Life & Legacy of John Zegeer

With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of John Zegeer, former Senior Principal Engineer at Kittelson—a dedicated colleague, a trusted mentor, and a dear friend…

Honoring the Life & Legacy of John Zegeer Honoring the Life & Legacy of John Zegeer
Ideas Big Data and Machine Learning in Transportation

How Machine Learning Data is Changing Our Streets

Machine learning has been an important tool for several decades. It has been used for diverse tasks such as handwriting recognition, patient monitoring, facial recognition,…

How Machine Learning Data is Changing Our Streets