Posts Tagged “urban planning”

How London Is Saving Lives With 20 MPH Zones

By | March 23, 2010

The standard speed limit in London, as in New York, is 30 mph. Since 2001, however, London has built more than four hundred 20 mph zones, as described in a 2009 report by the London Assembly [PDF]. The zones are located in residential neighborhoods or near areas of high pedestrian activity, like schools. As of last year, […]

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Boston’s Future Lies In Moving Away From The Car

By | March 2, 2010

People will sometimes ask me, “Why do you hate cars so much?” The truth is I don’t hate cars. They are useful to some people (delivery trucks, people with disabilities). The car itself is not the problem, it is what happens to society when everyone owns a car that is the problem. Cars are simply […]

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Model cities for sane transportation

By | February 21, 2010

“Could answers to the Toronto region’s congestion crisis reside among the cobbled, storybook streets of the ancient German city of Bremen? With a population of about 600,000, Bremen is increasingly being recognized as the last word in sane, sustainable transportation. Last year, the city even managed to buck the European trend to rising car ownership […]

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