Building off of recent news about the reduction in driving, US PIRG has a new study out this week that’s garnered a lot of media attention. The study, titled “Our Changing Relationship with Driving and the Implications for America’s Future” has the nifty summary stating, “The Driving Boom—a six decade-long period of steady [...]
I’ve never understood the fascination so many architects have with the “brutalist” style of buildings that some designers loved in the 1960s-1970’s. Even in the haze of youth in architecture school, I found that particular style unattractive, to put it kindly.
I suppose when a style is coined “Brutalism” you should expect that it will [...]
This study from the Frontier Group about how people are driving less has gotten a fair amount of play lately, as people struggle to interpret what it means. The most-clipped chart of the week is clipped again below, in case you missed it.
I’ve been spending a great deal of time over the last several months writing and editing a book about living in a walkable community. Titled “Why I Walk”, the book is largely a personal account, as opposed to a technical review of the benefits of living this way. The book will be published this year, [...]
Traffic signals and controls do not improve safety in busy, walkable areas. In fact, they typically provide less safety, as they encourage drivers to go even faster through areas that should require close attention. Mind blown yet?
Of course, signals are a logical result in a system that prioritizes [...]