Durable Growth, Transportation

Induced traffic, congestion, and peak spreading redux

I’ve written often about induced traffic and its near cousin congestion. But they’re topics for which the lessons are non-intuitive and therefore bear frequent repetition. There were times in my life when I would have looked askance at the concept of induced traffic and been in personal need of recurring lessons. (I’ve learned to be […]

Government, Transportation

The awesome potential and the scary downside of VMTs

Typical Suburban Arterial

Two posts ago, I wrote about how, even though I live in a home that is slightly beyond the fringe of walkable urbanism, I still consider myself a good urbanist. I feel comfortable making the assertion because I continue to work toward the day when I can move into a truly […]

Durable Growth

An urbanist and his lifestyle

Water Street in downtown Petaluma

My wife and I live in a neighborhood that is on the fringe of walkability.

The Walk Score folks assign a score of 63 to our home, which is better than average, but not exceptional. (For comparison, the apartments above Theatre Square in downtown Petaluma have a Walk Score […]