NYC DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg on Citi Bike

Biggest Transportation Innovation? People Reclaiming Their Streets

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 3:09 PM

American cities are adding bus and bike lanes, implementing bikeshare systems, and creating public plazas and miniature parks at a rapid pace. Urban streets, long the domain of automobiles, are increasingly being reclaimed by and for the people, a change that amounts to the biggest transportation innovation in recent years, according to a new report […]

by Paul Goddin
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The Stories of Why People Bike

Thursday, October 1, 2015 12:01 PM

Everything you’ve heard about biking is true. It makes you happier, healthier and saves you time. Plus, it is good for the economy and the environment. And in the bike advocacy world, we talk about those benefits a lot. But if you are like most folks, a single statistic is not why you started riding […]

by Erin Potter

Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride and the Long-Term Impact of the Rising Price of Gas

Sunday, January 1, 2012 10:23 AM

This white paper discusses the impact of rising gas prices on household budgets and travel behavior. Research and previous behaviors suggest that price increases alone are not going to be enough to change how people think about mobility. Here, we discuss the common myth (held by both the general public and those in the transit […]

by Stephen Crim

Quality of Life

Sunday, January 1, 2012 10:13 AM

Mobility is intrinsically related to the perception of quality of life. Mobility management programs increase access to services, communities, and destinations. They enhance the quality of life and vibrancy of neighborhoods. Savings in travel time means more time to pursue interests and hobbies. Making a wise choice among our mobility options keep us from wasting time […]

by Stephen Crim