Tag: City Beautiful

Roadscapes Wednesday: Where Did The Rules Of The Road Come From

The right of way concept is perhaps the most fundamental building block of modern traffic control. It’s hard to imagine how any of us would get from point “A” to point “B” […]

Roadscapes Wednesday: Should Cities Keep Open Streets After The Pandemic

In big cities during this Coronavirus pandemic, you are beginning to see some cities close off streets to all cars.  The reason, provide a bigger buffer between people so people can stay […]

Roadscapes Wednesday: The Hidden Traffic Metric That Makes Cities Worse

Right now, traffic in cities is probably not a major issue because of the Coronavirus pandemic, but sooner or later, things will get back to normal and traffic will be back!  In […]

Roadscapes Wednesday: What Black Friday Tells Us About Parking Lots

Many people went out and shopped on Black Friday, and I was not one of them!  Black Friday happens at malls and shopping centers where there are a ton of parking spots.  […]

The Evening Post: How Bad Planning Makes Wildfires Worse

Wildfires have been in the news lately, so a question.  Why do people continue to build homes in areas where wildfires occur?  City Beautiful takes a look at urban sprawl and why […]

Roadscapes Wednesday: Let’s Make Mass Transit Free

So should mass transit be free?  The YouTube channel City Beautiful talks about why all mass transit should be free.  This idea of free mass transit is not as crazy as you might […]

See How An Urban Planner Plays The Sim City Game

I loved playing Sim City!  Before Sim City changed for the worse and everyone moved to Cities: Skylines, Sim City was the ultimate city simulation game!  Now, you get to watch an […]

Roadscapes Wednesday: The Best Map Of A City / The Nolli Map Of Rome

On this Roadscapes post, let’s talk about a map.  Before GPS systems and the internet, you had to rely on a paper map to know where to go.  Technology today has made […]

Roadscapes Wednesday: Freeways Almost Ruined San Francisco

Let’s go back to the 1950’s, where the Interstate Highway System was beginning to be built.  And cities all around America had plans for their own networks of freeways.  San Francisco had […]

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