Tag: "Transit"

Compact Mixed Use Developments Do Not Help the Environment

Compact mixed-use developments are the latest development fad. While such developments promise environmental benefits, the reality is often far different. Two of the largest mixed-use developments in the United States have had limited environmental benefits. Proponents often cite the fact that mixed-use development residents drive less as an environmental benefit. However, since most car emissions […]

Stranded on “3-Mile Island”

It is 7am in the morning, and the second cup of coffee is just not cutting it. However, traffic congestion has been relatively smooth along the tollway and work is not too far away. Then, suddenly, traffic bottlenecks from several lanes down to two, and the quality of the road declines considerably. Essentially, a parking […]

The Urban Transportation Issue: Minimizing Travel Times

The Atlanta metropolitan region is plagued with some of the nation’s worst traffic congestion. The principal problem is that the roadway system is not sufficient to handle the traffic. Part of the problem is that the area is poorly served by a sparse network of freeways. However, the lack of a viable arterial street system […]