Month: January 2008
VMU: Hyde Park goes reactionary
Austin PS: I am not a crackpot Urban Design Walking in Austin (Pedestrian Issues) When Neighborhoods Go Bad
Remember the McMansion "deal"? Yeah, now Hyde Park wants out. Big surprise.
Oh crap, I’m That Guy
You know that guy? The one that did the thing? That's me.
TFT: Suburban wasteland
Austin Don't Hurt Us Mr. Krusee, We'll Do Whatever You Want Empty Buses I Told You So Rapid Bus Ain't Rapid Republicans Hate Poor People Republicans Hate Public Transportation Republicans Hate The Environment Texas Republicans Hate Cities Transit Field Trips Transit in Austin Transportation Urban Design Use Cases Walking in Austin (Pedestrian Issues)
A fun bus trip from Westlake to central Austin. Loooong semi-live crackbusplog.
Chronicle comment of the month
Current state of RG4N, summed up quite nicely
Downtown Austin Plan gets transportation completely wrong
2-way streets and mixed-traffic streetcar are awful 'solutions' for downtown mobility problems.
Why transit service doesn’t work on frontage roads
Austin I Told You So Personal Republicans Hate Poor People Republicans Hate Public Transportation Republicans Hate The Environment Transit in Austin Transportation Urban Design Use Cases Walking in Austin (Pedestrian Issues)
Better images explaining why frontage roads make bus service nearly impossible to provide well
When it comes to transportation, tried and true beats new any day of the week.
Streetcars suck in Seattle too
Parked car brings streetcar to a screeching halt. So much for "better than bus".
Why Streetcars Suck: Simple Example
Streetcar hype versus traffic reality