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Working list of continuous flow/displaced left-turn intersections in the USA

Also known as a displaced left-turn intersection, these intersections are meant to improve traffic flow, especially for intersections with busy left turns. That being said, continuous flow seems to be a misnomer, as in most, if not all of the … Continue reading

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Working list – Diverging diamond interchanges in the USA

A working list of diverging diamond interchanges (DDIs) is listed in alphabetical order by full state name under each calendar year. The first DDI in the United States opened in 2009. This style of interchange design cuts down the number … Continue reading

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Three stages of becoming an important logistics hub

With “just-in-time” supply chains and distribution networks, as well as ever-increasing digital sales, efficient logistics networks have become vitally important to the business community. In that same vein, this modern distribution paradigm has led to the establishment of enormous logistics … Continue reading

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The “nutty” Squirrel Bridges of Longview, Washington

If I had posted this story yesterday, everyone might have taken it as an April Fools’ Day joke. But, these unique squirrel bridges are indeed a reality in the City of Longview, Washington, located some 40 miles north of Portland, … Continue reading

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More street connections = less cut-through traffic

The argument that connecting new neighborhoods to existing ones causing cut-through traffic is only true if there are limited street connections in the transportation network in the first place. If a community has a well-planned, interconnected transportation network then more … Continue reading

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Confluential cities

For purposes of this post, a “confluential city” is one that is situated at or near the confluence of two or more important rivers and which has had an influential economic, historic, strategic, cultural, political, and/or social impact on the surrounding region or … Continue reading

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Rail transit north and south of the border

Below are some interesting data on North American rail transit systems operating outside the United States in Canada, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. They are listed by annual ridership (as of 2012, except Xochimilco). As is obvious from … Continue reading

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Leading the charge – states with the most EV charging stations

Below is a list of the 25 states with the most electric vehicle charging stations installed and operational as of April 25, 2013 according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Alternative Fuels Data Center. This data does not include single-family … Continue reading

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The age of the aerotropolis beltway

In the midst of reading John Kasarda and Greg Lindsay’s definitive and thoroughly interesting book entitled Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next, I began to ponder some of the surface transportation ramifications of this megatrend. In particular, those impacts taking … Continue reading

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Cities in the race to outer space

One of the buzz terms of planning and economic development in recent years has been “aerotropolis” or cities developed and/or centered around airports. As air travel, overnight delivery, and air freight have become increasingly important, the role of airports has grown … Continue reading

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