Monthly Archives: October 2018

Boulder CO is in the Dark Ages with Its Transportation and Land Use Policies

By Dom Nozzi October 30, 2018 An article appeared in the 7/23/18 edition of the Boulder Daily Camera newspaper describing how two local activists (with views very similar to my own) were leaving Boulder because they were utterly frustrated by … Continue reading

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On Being Attacked for Posting an Article Discounting the Alleged Benefits of Bicycle Helmets

By Dom Nozzi July 15, 2015 On July 14, 2015, I posted an article that discounted many of the alleged benefits of bicycle helmets on Facebook. The article was published on June 26, 2015 by Lindsey Wallace in The Spokesman … Continue reading

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About Traffic Congestion and Bicyclists at Intersections

By Dom Nozzi October 15, 2014 Congestion I serve as a member of Boulder, Colorado’s Transportation Advisory Board (TAB). In the fall of 2014, I suggested that TAB take a position opposing the City transportation objective that seeks to limit … Continue reading

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Vested Interests in Drivable Suburbia or Compact Development

By Dom Nozzi July 10, 2015 Because walking, bicycling and transit need short distances to be practical, enjoyable, and safe ways to travel, those who walk, bicycle or use transit have a strong vested interest in compact development. Such travelers, … Continue reading

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The Appropriateness of Nature in Cities

By Dom Nozzi July 18, 2004 Introducing nature into cities nearly always degrades the human habitat. WHAT???? I say this about nature in cities even though I am an advocate for urban open space. After all, I have a degree … Continue reading

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How Libertarians Ruin American Cities with Their Hypocritical Views

By Dom Nozzi November 21, 2007 It is painfully common for political libertarians in America to ignore the enormous (and remarkably socialist) market distortions created by anti-free-market subsidies for environmentally destructive practices such as unlimited automobility. Such libertarians are more … Continue reading

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The Case Against the Colorado Transportation Sales Tax on the November 2018 Ballot

By Dom Nozzi I have almost 40 years of academic and professional (and lifestyle) experience in the field of transportation, which is why I am without hesitation voting AGAINST the Proposition 110 sales tax increase for Colorado transportation funding, and … Continue reading

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The Frustration Syndrome

By Dom Nozzi Cars consume a huge amount of space. Since nearly all of us for the past century have driven such large metal boxes for nearly all of our trips, we lose sight of the fact that our form … Continue reading

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Improving Safety for Bicyclists and Our Future Prospects

By Dom Nozzi January 30, 2009 Improving safety for bicyclists is importantly about the number of people bicycling. This is often called “Safety in Numbers.” An important reason why safety in numbers is so powerful is that motorists are obligated … Continue reading

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Using a Car Level of Service Standard is Counterproductive

By Dom Nozzi April 3, 2010 The conventional car level of service standard nearly all communities have used for several decades is almost entirely designed to measure the ease of car travel. But when we take actions to ease car … Continue reading

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