Transportation

The futile search for “achievable alternatives”: What urbanism offers instead

E. Washington Street in Petaluma

In my last two posts, I’ve tried to respond to a question from a correspondent. His query was about a vexing traffic problem in Petaluma, the town we both call home, but the response applies to traffic issues in many towns across the U.S.

His question pertained to congestion […]

Durable Growth, Transportation

The futile search for “achievable alternatives”: Why the apparent solution fails

E. Washington Street in Petaluma

In my last post, I introduced a question from a correspondent about “achievable alternatives” for traffic congestion relief. The particular question pertained to the congested E. Washington Street in Petaluma and the proposed Rainier Connector that many believe would provide relief, but the question could apply to overloaded arterials […]

Durable Growth, Transportation

The futile search for “achievable alternatives”: Defining the problem

E. Washington Street

I recently attended a meeting of North Bay writers talking about the business of writing. Among folks with filmed screenplays and published novels, I felt presumptuous calling myself a writer based on this modest blog, but hoped that, if I can kept my ears open, I might learn something.

I was […]