Monthly Archives: December 2017

Ramps Needing Grinding/Smoothing

Here is my May 2013 inventory of sidewalk and driveway ramps that have a jarring, potentially dangerous squared lip that need to be grinded to a smooth ramp. I tried to ignore such lips for ramps that would be rarely … Continue reading

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Give-Way Street

Give-way streets are two-way streets, usually with on-street parking, that are so narrow that motorists are compelled to drive slowly, attentively, and courteously. One motorist must give way when another motorist approaches from the opposite direction. For these reasons — … Continue reading

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A Sense of Place

Designing our community for free-flowing car travel creates a placeless ambiance and a lost sense of small town character. Designing a human-scaled community for people, not cars, creates a sense of place and a small town character.

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Travel Time Budget

One important way that conventional methods to ease car travel patterns (such as widening a road) can fuel negative consequences is through the concept known as the “travel time budget,” also known as Marchetti’s constant. The travel time budget refers to … Continue reading

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The “5 E’s” are not created equal

For several decades, transportation professionals have advocated the “4 E’s” (more recently, they are “5 E’s”). Indeed, Boulder transportation staff, at countless meetings I attended, solemnly and triumphantly assured the Transportation Advisory Board I served on that they were implementing … Continue reading

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References

Travel Time Budget Forbes, Gerald (1998). Vital Signs: Circulation in the Heart of the City—An Overview of Downtown Traffic. ITE Journal, August 1998. Goddard, S.B. (1994). Getting There. The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, pg. 68. Levinson, D., and Kumar, … Continue reading

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Dom Nozzi’s Bio-Sketch

Click here for his credentials and accomplishments

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Buying Things

Buying things is a consumer-oriented, supremely American solution to fixing a problem, and a way to avoid stress for elected officials, staff, or citizens – which is why it is so happily and enthusiastically advocated by so many. Boulder regularly … Continue reading

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Effective Tactics are Difficult

Instead of installing bike lanes, bike paths, sidewalks, and improved transit – tactics that are rapidly nearing their limit in recruiting non-car travel in Boulder — we need, instead, to take away Space, Speed, and Subsidies from motorists, and Shorten … Continue reading

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Green and Self-Driving Cars

I think better cars are important, but even if we substantially increased the percent of such cars on our streets, we’d still have a huge amount of work in front of us to address the enormous number of substantial problems … Continue reading

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