Highlights of my recent talk at USC Urban Growth Seminar.  Full talk available on at YouTube https://youtu.be/CUmHe_s9VME and on Urban Growth iTunes U: http://goo.gl/QIBgC or METRANS iTunes U: http://goo.gl/HV0Sq (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

“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 […]