I think that they recognize that these are not easy and simple solutions, but cities have been very receptive,” he said. “Primarily because we make not only a traffic case, but we’re showing that there could be a potential economic development benefit,” he said. “Given what our country has been through in the last six […]

“What we’re doing when we put one-way streets there is we’re over-engineering automobility,” Riggs says, “at the expense of people who want a more livable environment.” Profile on two-way street conversion work from the Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/04/17/why-one-way-streets-really-are-the-worst/

Pedestrian zones and bike lanes, increased access to green space, investing in sustainable infrastructure — all may lead to a more enlightened metropolis. But according to a study by two academics, one of the easiest, cheapest route to improving a city may be re-routing, specifically, eliminating one-way streets. John Gilderbloom and William Riggs’ paper Love […]

In any city when you do any type of conversion, any type of road diet, always people will feel there will be a disadvantage, it will cause traffic jams,” said Riggs, the Cal Poly professor. “By and large, from our research and professional experience, those (concerns) are overstated. William Riggs, South Bend Tribune