Eno Transportation Weekly

Category: Roadway design

Parking Reform Picks up Steam in 2019

August 14, 2019 – Over the past two decades, research from economists has brought parking policy to the forefront of transportation discussions and raised awareness of the impact of cheap, plentiful parking on mobility and housing affordability. In the past several months, Houston, Austin, San Diego, and Los Angeles have taken up parking reform efforts that could mark a departure from the status quo.

FY18 Omnibus: Highway Programs

March 22, 2018 – The fiscal year 2018 omnibus appropriations package contains $47.5 billion in budgetary resources for the Federal Highway Administration.

Ahead of the Curb: The Case for Shared Use Mobility (SUM) Zones

January 18, 2017 – TNCs do not have a home on our streets, and freight vehicles do not have enough commercial loading zones and parking places to accommodate booming ecommerce. Enter Shared Use Mobility Zones (SUM Zones), a flexible curb management tool that can help cities reduce congestion, meet their mobility goals, adapt to emerging technologies, and even increase their revenue.

Same Wheels, Different Tracks: Cycling in the U.S. and Denmark

January 18, 2017 – While last week’s TRB Annual Meeting was very much focused on the potential impact of connected and autonomous vehicles, the World Resources Institute hosted a discussion focused on cycling infrastructure in Copenhagen as a catalyst for talking about redesigning American cities.

Shared-Use Mobility Zones: Fighting Congestion with a Home for Rideshare

On congested urban streets, America’s burgeoning ranks of rideshare drivers faced constant challenges in picking up and dropping off passengers. Consistently unable to find a legal space in which to wait, they frequently have to turn on their hazards and block entire traffic or bike lanes—or gamble on pulling aside to a nearby bus top, commercial loading zone, or fire hydrant, where they risk a hefty moving violation. Meanwhile, cyclists are left to swerve dangerously around the car and approaching passengers caught in the confusion.

Rewriting the Rules of the Road

Our founder, William P. Eno, first penned the Rules of the Road in the early 1900s. These rules were adopted by New York City in 1909 and became the world’s first city traffic plan. Fast-forward almost 100 years later to 2015 and we have cars that can drive themselves, mega cities that are home to billions of people, and ever-evolving modes of transportation.

Time for Autonomous Vehicles to Disrupt Transportation Planning

BY MARK McDOWELL Transportation Consultant Over the coming decades autonomous vehicles (AVs) will insinuate themselves into our society and the accumulating affects will be almost as significant and ubiquitous as the introduction of the automobile itself.

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