Monthly Archives: July 2018

The Persistent Difficulty of Creating Walkable, Lovable Places

By Dom Nozzi July 2, 2015 Why is it so difficult to create walkable places? Places that we love? I am convinced a primary cause is that we are trapped — even in Boulder, Colorado — in a self-perpetuating, downwardly … Continue reading

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The Folly of Double-Left Turn Lanes

By Dom Nozzi January 8, 2015 There is a troubling, counterproductive “solution” that continues to be employed for addressing congested intersections – even in communities that are otherwise progressively promoting transportation choice. The “solution” is to add a second left … Continue reading

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Elephants in the Room on “First and Last Mile”

By Dom Nozzi July 24, 2018 A recent concept that has emerged in transportation planning is known as “First and Last Mile.” It refers to the beginning or end of an individual trip made primarily by transit (usually a bus … Continue reading

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Should the Boulder Transportation Plan Seek to Reduce Traffic Congestion?

By Dom Nozzi April 21, 2014 I’m proud to say that I live in Boulder, Colorado – a city admired around the nation for pursuing progressive objectives. Boulder has admirably established an aggressive, necessary objective: The community shall achieve an … Continue reading

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Transportation is Destiny: Design for Happy People, Not Happy Cars

by Dom Nozzi February 10, 2014 The following is a summary of a talk I was invited to give at a PLAN-Boulder County forum on Friday, January 24. As a town and transportation planner, I cautioned Boulder not to put … Continue reading

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Motorists Should Feel Inconvenienced

By Dom Nozzi July 17, 2018 A common complaint that one hears – particularly in American cities – is that “parking spaces are too small” or “the roads are too congested” or “this driveway is too narrow.” General complaints about … Continue reading

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Essential Ingredients for a Walkable, Compact Town Center

By Dom Nozzi December 20, 2013 In December 2013, Boulder CO held a joint advisory board meeting to discuss the topic of “Sustainable Streets and Centers.” I submitted the following comments after the meeting to describe what I believe are … Continue reading

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Does Traffic Calming Increase Air Pollution?

By Dom Nozzi April 23, 2013 In May of 2000, a resident of Boulder, Colorado emailed a fairly common complaint to me in response to my praise of “traffic calming” (which uses street modifications to compel cars to slow down … Continue reading

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The Backlash Against Road Diets

By Dom Nozzi May 16, 2018 In May 2018, Citylab.com published an essay entitled “How to Kill a Bike Lane.” It was one of the most depressing articles I have ever read. Road diets (usually removing 2 car travel lanes … Continue reading

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Asking Candidates for Elected Office About Proper Transportation Design

By Dom Nozzi October 11, 2011 Recently, I submitted a set of questions for Boulder CO city council candidates to respond to. The questions are intended to give voters an idea about where the candidates stand on issues important to … Continue reading

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