Weekly Links: Using tweets and parking meter data, researchers found a high economic cost of ever increasing “sunny day” flood events. Plus, we’re again reminded that ridesharing causes more congestion. And, the Supreme Court unanimously strikes a blow to civil asset forfeiture.
Athens Bans E-Scooters, Reminds Us That Elected Officials Are Still in Charge
Weekly Links: Athens isn’t down with being forced to quickly respond to problems unleashed by companies. Plus, Atlanta to Charlotte passenger rail could be on the way…there’s only one problem. And, Atlanta may finally allow garages to be rented out in more parts of the city.
We Should Have Taxed Ridesharing
This week, the advantages of suburban annexation by cities, the increasingly popular bi-partisan caucus in Congress looking to combat climate change, and the debate over self-driving cars and traffic congestion shows why ridesharing should be taxed.
Millennials Hate Fruit, But Love Eggs (They’re Also More Educated and Paid Less Than Older Generations)
This week, children can finally roam the streets of Utah unsupervised after the state passed a free-range parenting law. Sandstorms are the beautiful and terrifying tsunamis of the land. And poll numbers and hard data show that criticism of Millennials’ reckless combination of avocados and toast is largely without merit.
No City Left Behind: How Atlanta's Success Raises Concerns for the Region
We’ll likely see an increase in the number of poorer suburban communities. While Cobb and North Fulton will still have enclaves of wealthier residents, they will increasingly become the destination of lower-income individuals when they are priced out of the walkable Atlanta area. While quality-of-life is an issue even for wealthier residents in auto-centric communities, it is much more of a problem for their poorer residents. Try getting to the grocery store or your job when you don’t have a car and your community doesn’t support sidewalks or alternative transportation. While sitting in traffic on the way to work is stressful, having no transportation options to safely get to that place of work is arguably more stressful.
In Rejecting MARTA Expansion, North Fulton Hands Atlanta a Major Gift
Atlanta is set to take a major step forward in creating desirable development while North Fulton and the rest of the northern suburbs continue along the path of roads and traffic. After the […]
SustainAtlanta on GPB's "On Second Thought"
Hey All, I had the pleasure of being a panelist on NPR’s and Georgia Public Broadcasting’s “On Second Thought” Tuesday morning to discuss transportation, population, and housing in the Atlanta metro region. I […]
MARTA: "I would ride it if it just went somewhere."
Sigh. Any hope of MARTA expansion has once again been taken off the table. After several bills were introduced in the Georgia Senate with bi-partisan support to allow citizens to vote on […]