During TRB I attended a presentation on the effect of life cycle changes on travel pattern characteristics. The presenter defined the usual life cycle changes (getting married, changing home location, having a child, etc) and set up a structural equations model to related these changes with the size of a person’s social network, the length […]
There is an article in today’s LA Times that talks about a move to reduce the parking requirements of various kinds of retail. This is very interesting and could begin to push people to reduce driving. In parallel, there are a few laws on the books in California that require denser development in order to […]
I’ve been thinking about the cost of a High Speed Rail line in California, and I really think we should take some money from that project and build a long distance cycle path from Mexico to Oregon. Something like this A quick search of Google turned up a cost estimate for an undivided 2 Lane […]
Started up a new project recently to estimate traffic flows. Our first question is to extract truck traffic estimates from those estimates.
My goodness maglev PRT is an astoundingly stupid idea.
So I was writing an email and considering the different strengths of Transims/Matsim vs a microsimulator, and I wrote that Transims can help us analyze big policy questions like what if we replaced all of the freeways with bike lanes.
I don’t understand how car sharing can be profitable. You run into the same problem that public transit has—expensive vehicles with a long life offered to a people who could buy or lease their own car. While the cars are shiny and new now, in 5 years they will not be. Perhaps the zip-car’s of […]