Posts Tagged ‘Downtown’
The Combustion Charge Zone should reduce congestion and raise funds for the transportation system. In addition to this, the Combustion Charge Zone should help reduce air and noise pollution.
A lot of the recent discussion about transportation in Houston has been focused on light-rail and streetcars. These have been great conversations, and I think they are rightly front-and-center considering where we are with METRO and their current LRT expansion plans to date. There have been a few other pieces of the transportation discussion that [...]
Today I wanted to take a few minutes to talk through the effect that transit has on cities, and to illustrate one of the least appreciated aspects of the car-only infrastructure system. When land prices are high, there are only two ways to develop that land profitably: you can either charge extremely high rent/sale price, [...]
Well, it’s been about a month since I’ve had time to write. I’ve been busy getting married and going on a honeymoon, which was great fun, so I’m not too sorry about the absence Now then, my wife and I (that’s neat to say!) were in Dallas this past weekend. While we were there I [...]
So, over the years there has been a lot of discussion about what to do with the “superblock” at McGowen and Main. Lots of people have wanted to see a major mixed-use development go in there, and I think that would be an acceptable use of the land. However, as we’ve recently seen with Discovery [...]
California is slowly moving along with a bill intended to link land use and transportation statewide. The plan basically gives significant incentives to developers for building in planned areas where infrastructure is planned to go, rather than out in the fringe wherever they can find the cheapest land. The package cuts down the regulatory process [...]