Category Archives: Transportation

Driverless Cars and the Future?

An interesting look at that from City Journal. An excerpt. Driverless cars and trucks—or autonomous vehicles (AV)—offer a tantalizing promise of safer and unclogged roadways. In 2017, 37,150 people died in accidents on America’s roads, reports the National Highway Traffic Safety … Continue reading

Posted in Technology, Transportation

Suburbs, Transportation & Why Cars Rule

New Geography nails it, again. An excerpt. Planners and journalists are often uneasy about suburban development, wondering how people will get to work in the center from more distant locations. They needn’t worry. Only a relatively small percentage of people … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, Transportation

Cars Rule!

Mass transit cannot now, or probably ever, compete with cars, as this article from New Geography summarizing a large study concludes. The article: The Economist provides a useful perspective on the continuing decline of mass transit ridership in its current … Continue reading

Posted in Transportation

Sacramento’s Bad Drivers

I knew we were bad drivers, but not this bad, third worst in country according to this rating, from a story in the Sacramento Bee. An excerpt. There is some bad news and some good news for Sacramento drivers. The … Continue reading

Posted in Transportation

Joy of Driving

The often overlooked fact about transportation choices, from Mobility Lab. An excerpt. I’ll admit it: I drove a U-haul cargo van last week and I liked it. It was stressful maneuvering the van through the city (I dented another car … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Transportation

New Bike Trail Coming

This new trail which will ultimately connect with the American River Parkway Trail sounds like a winner, as reported by the Sacramento News & Review. An excerpt. The abandoned Sacramento Southern Railroad line, which once carried pears, grapes and asparagus … Continue reading

Posted in Transportation

Bike Lanes & Cars

Reducing space for cars to add space for bikes—as Sacramento is planning to do once again—can cause problems, as this article from City Lab explains, with hat tip to Urbanexus Update – Issue #8, http://news.urbanexus.com/issues/urbanexus-update-issue-8-111691 . An excerpt. On a … Continue reading

Posted in Transportation