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In today’s busy, fast-paced world, the curb is one of the most in-demand spaces. With new players in the game – electric scooters and car-share services – planners and cities must rethink their approach to curbside planning and management, especially for big cities and high-density urban areas.

Who are the Major Players?

There’s a long list of people who are competing for their piece of curbside realty from your typical designated spaces...

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Tagscurbs, curbside management, curbside planning, street design, streetscape, Transportation, Transportation Design,

As we evaluate our streets for greater effectiveness, curb space has come to the forefront in urban areas.

The transition zone between vehicular movement and local access, the curb space is in high demand through the development of new mobility options and rise of e-commerce. Historically reserved for car parking and loading, this flex zone between vehicular travel lanes and pedestrian space has the potential for many other uses that may better...

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At the intersection of technology and transportation, the conversation is ever evolving through research and partnerships leading to better data and mobility options.

Freese and Nichols’ Stanford Lynch , Chris Bosco , and Daniel Herrig attended the third annual Texas Mobility Summit to take part in the dialogue on the state of mobility and the path forward in technology shaping the future of transportation.

The Summit, hosted by the Texas Innovation Alliance...

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Congratulations to Eric Potts , Account Director, Pearland, who was appointed as the new Vice Chair for the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Oversight Committee in July. Eric has served on the Oversight Committee since 2013; he will be working alongside Committee Chair​ Deborah Flint, who is the executive Director of Los Angeles World Airports.

The primary participants of the ACRP are:

An independent governing board established by the Secretary of U​.S...

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Tagsairport, Aviation, ACRP, FAA, Transportation, DOT, AAAE, ACC, A4A, TRB, ACI-NA,

Join us as we begin our series – New Mobility Technologies (NMT) – framing how cities and regions should approach the evolving landscape of transportation. We will start at the foundation by defining the context of mobility in American cities and outlining the range of NMT types and potential impacts. Keep up with our conversation as we lead to our NMT Top 10 – the first steps cities should take in preparing...

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Tagsautonomous vehicle, new mobility technologies, Transportation, Planning,

Shared active transportation, including bikes, scooters and e-bikes, present a great opportunity for cities to provide effective transportation choices to their citizens.

The 2017 National Household Travel Survey (NHTS), conducted by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), estimates 45.6 percent of trips are under 3 miles. While only 5 percent are under half a mile, ideal for walking, the other trips under 3 miles are most efficiently traveled by other active transportation modes,...

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TagsTransportation, bikeshare, bicycle, scooter, nhts, fhwa,

A major deployment for self-driving car service for the public is taking shape in Frisco, with potential to provide a roadmap for the future of transportation to cities across the nation.

The pilot project involves a public-private partnership among Drive.ai, the City of Frisco, the Denton County Transportation Authority and the private developments for Hall Park, The Star and Frisco Station. North Central Texas Council of Governments, the regional metropolitan planning organization (MPO),...

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Tagsautonomous vehicle, Transportation, micro transit, Transportation Design, cars, vehicle,

Commuters on the Turner Turnpike between Tulsa and Oklahoma City have seen road construction aggressively taking place.

The construction is part of the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority’s (OTA) Driving Forward program. The Turner Turnpike is being widened to six lanes -- three lanes each direction. The result will be less congestion, improved safety and better traffic flow.

Several contractors on this project are working to finish the project expeditiously. Freese and Nichols’...

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TagsOklahoma, oklahoma turnpike authority, Transportation, road, highway, OTA,

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